Tag Archives: Patient Transfers

Hospital Hotels: Patient Hotels to Ease Strain on Hospital Wards? (BBC News)

Summary It is estimated that 30,000 patients each year are kept in hospital despite being well enough to be discharged, particularly elderly patients waiting for a place in a nursing home and people with dementia. Based on figures from 2010, … Continue reading

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Safari Rounds to Locate Lost Hospital Patients? (BBC News)

Summary More news and allegations arising from the RCN’s Annual Conference in Liverpool. It has been asserted that hospital over-crowding and pressures on A&E occasionally reach the point that patients may get “lost” in UK hospitals when they are switched from ward to ward. Consultants then … Continue reading

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NHS Interoperability Toolkit (NHS Connecting for Health)

Summary The quality and efficiency of care is improved by sharing information between organisations. The NHS Interoperability Toolkit (ITK) supports the sharing of clinical information across organisational boundaries for the benefit of clinicians and patients. “The Toolkit is a collection … Continue reading

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