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FAST FIX ENABLES QUICKER RETURN HOME FOR PATIENTS

Patients are being discharged more quickly and safely across EI Beds thanks to a revised approval process to ordering equipment to support people in their homes.

Until recently authorisation has been dependent on Senior Team Leads which could lead to delays in patient discharge if the Leads were not immediately available.  Now Senior Therapists have been given the green light to authorise the equipment themselves which has significantly speeded up the process.

Patients are being discharged more quickly and safely across EI Beds thanks to a revised approval process to ordering equipment to support people in their homes.

Salil Parkar, Therapy Lead for Inpatients said: “It’s amazing how something so small can make such a big change for our patients.  We identified that a delay in authorising equipment could result in a delay for the patient returning home. “We asked if the authorisation process could be updated to reflect our ‘Home First’ ethos and is now revised and working well.  This is another example of working together to achieving our EI goals of getting people home as soon as possible, to enable them to recover more quickly in their own surroundings.”

 

 

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