Reference 2017-34

REF:            2017-34

Subject:        Bed shortages

          

 

Request:

  1. Do you have any strategy or informal policy that allows adults to be treated in beds/wards that are usually used for paediatric care to help with overcrowding?
  2. What is the wording of that strategy?
  3. When was it first drawn up?
  4. How many times since January 2016 year has this been implemented? If applicable, how many times was it implemented between Jan 2015 and Jan 2016?
  5. How many individual adult patients since January 2016 have been treated on child wards/bed -with dates if possible?  And the same figure Jan 2015-16.
  6. Were there any occasions when adults and children were treated on the same ward?
  7. How many times has the hospital been on a) black alert and b) red alert for capacity since January 2016? How many times was it put on a and b from January 2015 – 2016.

 

Response:

1. Do you have any strategy or informal policy that allows adults to be treated in beds/wards that are usually used for paediatric care to help with overcrowding? We do not use paediatric beds for adult capacity in any circumstances.
2. What is the wording of that strategy?
3. When was it first drawn up?
4. How many times since January 2016 year has this been implemented? If applicable, how many times was it implemented between Jan 2015 and Jan 2016.
5. How many individual adult patients since January 2016 have been treated on child wards/bed -with dates if possible.  And the same figure Jan 2015-16.
5. Were there any occasions when adults and children were treated on the same ward?
6. How many times has the hospital been on a) black alert and b) red alert for capacity since January 2016. The trust has declared 47 occasions where the escalation status was red & 24 occasions when the escalation status was black. This is during the period 20/07/16-30/01/17
How many times was it put on a and b from January 2015 – 2016. We started recording the status, red & black   from July 2016. After we updated our Trust Escalation Policy.

 

 

 

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