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NHS Fife: getting it right for our most vulnerable patients

Published: 28 Sep 2017
Part of:
Health and social care
ISBN:
9781788511605

Report on improvements by Fife's Victoria Hospital of facilities and care for frail patients, following the Cochrane Review of geriatric care.

22 page PDF

733.8kB

22 page PDF

733.8kB

Contents
NHS Fife: getting it right for our most vulnerable patients
Getting it Right for Vulnerable Patients

22 page PDF

733.8kB

Getting it Right for Vulnerable Patients

Nurse Consultant for Older People, Joy Reid added:

“We knew that identifying frailty earlier in the process and ensuring that frail older people had access to Comprehensive Geriatric Assessments would provide better outcomes and help us to improve patient flow. Getting patients to be seen by the right person in the right place at the right time meant creating the right conditions for this to happen. Without this, GPs would default to sending patients into the hospital, where it is likely that they would be admitted. There was significant buy-in from senior managers for frailty improvement work; we believed that getting it right for our most vulnerable patients meant we would get it right for everyone.”


Contact

Email: Jessica Milne, unscheduledcareteam@gov.scot

Phone: 0300 244 4000 – Central Enquiry Unit

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