The Alder Hey Cheeseboard

Catherine Mitchell and Rachel Mayman

15 February 2019


This case study describes how Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust have developed a tool to shine a light on the scale of the opportunities available right across the trust that could help to improve financial and operational sustainability. 

The Alder Hey ‘Cheeseboard’ tool has provided the executive team with a common understanding of the key opportunities across the trust, and provided a focus at both board and specialty level. This has resulted in some early successes over the last year. 

This case study explains the trust’s approach, and highlights the progress that has been made in reducing the proportion of bed days attributable to inpatient stays lasting over 30 days.


The Alder Hey Cheeseboard

February 2019 (PDF 64KB)