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Bed Usage (Clinical Audit)

Audit of Bed Usage, Gordon Hospital (2007)

To promote discussion about optimal use of in-patient resources. What strategies could we employ?
What barriers are we aware of that can be addressed?
What cautionary aspects must we be aware of?

Current monitoring:
All admissions should be assessed by CRT
Bleep holders act as a further gate-keeper
Local services manager reviews delayed discharges
Recently appointed discharge and placement manager
Consultants generally not involved with bed Mx overview
Placement panel meeting
To advice on difficult to place patients

One day census of current in-patients
Three open wards only
Structured assessment form
Completed by discussion (consultant, ward staff (inc. junior doctors and nursing), member of CRT)
CRT contact data retrieved from EPEX

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