ABOUT THIS REPORT
Canadian Blood Services’ annual report covers the fiscal year beginning April 1, 2014 and ending March 31, 2015.
We gratefully acknowledge the funding of provincial and territorial governments in the delivery of our programs and services. The views expressed in this report are those of Canadian Blood Services and do not necessarily reflect the views of our government partners.
Public trust rating in our quarterly survey of Canadians’ views of the blood system
A CONSTANT PURSUIT
FOCAL POINT: IMPROVED PRODUCTIVITY – A CONSTANT PURSUIT
In 2014–2015, Canadian Blood Services realized combined savings, efficiencies and cost avoidance of $16.2 million in the areas of our operations devoted to fresh blood components. This exceeds our target of $14 million and continues the momentum we’ve maintained since 2008–2009 as we’ve steadily shifted to the more efficient model of an integrated operating enterprise. In redefining our strategic priorities to deliver products, services and programs more effectively, we’ve simplified our organizational structure and found new ways to be more productive in our work while maintaining safety, quality and sufficiency of supply.
Our goal is to achieve a number 1 or 2 ranking on key productivity indicators when benchmarked against comparable blood operators globally. By meeting productivity targets and continuing to improve efficiency in every operational area, we expect to identify and realize $100 million in cost savings in the near term. However, while this goal is important for planning and measurement, it is simply the next milestone in a journey of continuous improvement that by definition has no finish line.