We’d really like to hear how you think NHS Improvement can support you to increase nurse/criteria led discharge.
Over recent months there’s been a huge amount of media focus on the fact that our hospitals are full and that this is having an impact on emergency departments who are struggling to cope. According to these reports this situation is largely as a result of delays in discharge to social care.
Our analysis suggests that up to 25% of non-elective patients in hospital beds could be discharged immediately and that a further 25% are in hospital because of delays that are entirely within the gift of acute trusts. So it very much feels as if we need to get smarter about how we tackle delays in discharge.
Over the years the concept of Criteria Led Discharge or Nurse Led Discharge has been introduced with varying degrees of success.
Please tell us what challenges you’re facing and how you think NHS Improvement can support you. We’ll use the information that you share with us to develop a plan for next steps.
3 Oct '17
like many hospitals we're currently experiencing growing lengths of stay for medically optimised patients.
Can you offer any advice around managing delays associated with socially funded care packages and family choices for placements into residential of nursing care.
We also experience delays for those patients that require a CHC checklist.
For those patients that trigger for further CHC assessments ( ie DST,s) they currently remain in the acute settings until a decision is made on their funding.