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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

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22 page PDF

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Contents
NHS Fife: getting it right for our most vulnerable patients
Pulling Patients out of MAU

22 page PDF

733.8kB

Pulling Patients out of MAU

The Integrated Assessment Team works to improve care of frail older patients at the front door by getting frail patients to the right place at the right time. A success of the huddle is the strongly formed relationships between the team and the Medicine for the Elderly teams. As soon as a decision has been made for inpatient specialist care, the team communicates this need and the receiving team creates capacity at the earliest opportunity. This joint partnership has made a difference to the length of time that patients are waiting on MAU which, in turn, contributes to shorter length of stay on the Medicine for Elderly ward. “By getting patients onto the ward quicker, we can begin treating them quicker which helps them to recover sooner and reduces length of stay,” explained Joy.

Ave Length of stay within the MAU fr patients 65+ who are then transferred to MOE Average hospital length of stay for al patients discharged from MOE Number of Patients staying in MAU < 24 hours

“By getting patients onto the ward quicker, we can begin treating them quicker which helps them to recover sooner and reduces length of stay,” Joy Reid


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