Paul Harrison Interview – The number of people needed for a turn
If we can reduce the numbers of people needed to do a practical turn when on the general ward, those people are released for that period of time to go somewhere else.
If we can reduce it to where we still need the same numbers of people but their physical effort is less and their time at the bedside is less, then again, they don’t just go back quicker, they go back with more energy.
So we’d rather use our strain on other things than things that we consider non-essential. For instance, if we can reduce the strain by mechanizing processes, with confidence, then that time can be spent usefully somewhere else.