Category list : Acutes
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Proposals have been revealed to scrap the blanket four-hour access target in accident and emergency departments in favour of a new approach that prioritises the most acutely unwell patients.
A struggling NHS trust that has been rated ‘inadequate’ for more than two years has appointed a new nursing chief to help turn around its fortunes.
Nursing the Acutely Ill Adult Case BookSubscription
’This textbook is much needed in the current context of increased patient acuity and bed occupancy, shorter hospital stays, and the new work being done in the area of early recognition of the deteriorating patient.’
Government ambitions to deliver more NHS services seven days a week - without increasing the wage bill - have been branded an “attack on hard working nurses”.
Plymouth nurses develop safer patient packsSubscription
Hospital nurses in Devon have led the development of new packs of essentials for admitted patients, after ward staff complained the products previously on offer were often unsuitable or poor quality.
Hospitals will face sanctions unless they deliver the same standard of care seven days a week in a shake-up aimed at cutting the increased death risk at weekends.
Hospital bed blocking hits new high Subscription
People needing vital medical care in England missed out on nearly 80,000 days on hospital beds last month because they were being taken up by patients who were well enough to be moved on.
Changing lighting patterns in hospital rooms so they are more aligned with normal sleep-wake cycles could help patients feel better with less fatigue and pain, according to US nurse researchers.
The second wave of acute trusts to be inspected by the Care Quality Commission has been announced this morning.
South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has become the first health service organisation in the South West region to support our Speak Out Safely campaign.