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NHS Fife: Getting it right for our most vulnerable patients

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Pulling Patients out of MAU

The Integrated Assessment Team works to improve care of frail older patients at the front door by getting frail patients to the right place at the right time. A success of the huddle is the strongly formed relationships between the team and the Medicine for the Elderly teams. As soon as a decision has been made for inpatient specialist care, the team communicates this need and the receiving team creates capacity at the earliest opportunity. This joint partnership has made a difference to the length of time that patients are waiting on MAU which, in turn, contributes to shorter length of stay on the Medicine for Elderly ward. “By getting patients onto the ward quicker, we can begin treating them quicker which helps them to recover sooner and reduces length of stay,” explained Joy.

Ave Length of stay within the MAU fr patients 65+ who are then transferred to MOE Average hospital length of stay for al patients discharged from MOE Number of Patients staying in MAU < 24 hours

“By getting patients onto the ward quicker, we can begin treating them quicker which helps them to recover sooner and reduces length of stay,” Joy Reid