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NHS Dumfries and Galloway: balancing capacity with demand

Published: 15 Jun 2017
Part of:
Health and social care
ISBN:
9781788510479

Case study focusing on patient flow and Daily Dynamic Discharge at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary.

32 page PDF

5.8MB

32 page PDF

5.8MB

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NHS Dumfries and Galloway: balancing capacity with demand
The Daily Dynamic Discharge Approach

32 page PDF

5.8MB

The Daily Dynamic Discharge Approach

The Daily Dynamic Discharge approach improves the timeliness, safety and quality of all patient journeys. It helps the multidisciplinary team prioritise and plan in a way that is best for the patient in the bed and the patient in the queue. It helps tackle some of the human elements of 'manmade' delay.

Figure 6a: Key Elements of the Daily Dynamic Discharge Approach

Figure 6a: Key Elements of the Daily Dynamic Discharge Approach

Figure 6b: An Example Dynamic Discharge Plan

Figure 6b: An Example Dynamic Discharge Plan

The elements of the Daily Dynamic Discharge approach implemented by Dumfries and Galloway included the Daily Whiteboard Meeting, early Estimated Date of Discharge ( EDD) setting, Golden Hour Ward Rounds and Check Chase and Challenge using the Task Management Sheet.

The multidisciplinary team meeting took significantly less time after implementation - 45 minutes in total - and pharmacy reported that prescriptions were being written up in advance of discharge.


Contact

Email: Jessica Milne, jessica.milne@gov.scot

Phone: 0300 244 4000 – Central Enquiry Unit

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road
Edinburgh
EH1 3DG