NHS Fife: getting it right for our most vulnerable patients

Report on improvements by Fife's Victoria Hospital of facilities and care for frail patients, following the Cochrane Review of geriatric care.

Highest standards of care

As a way of improving understanding of frailty, the frailty working group held a two-day educational event for representatives from across the hospital. It looked at the quality of care provided for frail older people, how clinicians communicate and what could be done to reduce harm. “By default, we knew this process would improve patient flow, but this was not our primary objective,” explained Louise, “what we actually wanted was to provide the highest standard of care for frail older patients.”


Email: Jessica Milne, unscheduledcareteam@gov.scot

Phone: 0300 244 4000 – Central Enquiry Unit

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road

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