Caulfield Hospital finds a timely and effective way to transfer patients from acute to sub-acute
Categories: Innovation |
Author: Matt Stewart
Posted: 7/12/2015 |
With a history of lengthy clinical handover from acute to sub-acute and a low rate of discharge summaries completed, Caulfield Hospital decided to use this as an opportunity for positive change. They implemented a “direct” pathway for all patients to transfer to subacute whereby the decision to admit rests entirely with the acute team. They also mandated a medical clinical handover to occur prior to handover.
Patient wait times have now dropped, discharge summaries have risen from 40% to 100%, there has been no increase in clinical incidents as a result and trust and confidence between clinicians has grown.
Caulfield Hospital's innovation presentation is available to HRT members by clicking here
Other hospital’s innovations from the 2015 NSW Chapter Meeting are available by clicking here