The birth rate plus tool is now instrumental in our daily operations of the maternity department and our reporting on acuity and staffing needs. It clearly identifies where staff is needed and helps us to mitigate to ensure safe staffing based on the acuity of women and babies. The tool with its capability to collate the data and represent in graphics will assist when planning future resource needs and demonstrating this to our executive team.
The team from birth rate plus have provided wonderful support and training for our team in implementing the tool. This has continued beyond the early stages and they are available to answer queries and spend time with us as maternity leaders so we understand the data.