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Hospital at Night Summit: Optimising Out of Hours Healthcare Delivery

News and updates from today's conference focusing on out of hours care in hospitals, delivering high quality safe care at night, and supporting the wellbeing of those working at night. 

Digital Transformation for Achieving and Sustaining CQC Standards at Night

• Assessing your hospital at night processes and practice

• Understanding where digital transformation could help you meet CQC standards

• Exploring digital tools for efficient hospital@night service provision

• Our experience: How we turned around our Hospital at Night service

Chloe Miller

Intensive Care Matron, RN, NMP, MSc Advanced Clinical Practitioner, Ashford St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Chloe talked about the 5 CQC standards Safe, Effective, Caring, Responsive & Well-led, she said "We have to and we want to achieve the CQC standards as we know its for the patient care and something to be proud of"

Chloe went on to say " Data analytics and reporting is much quicker with digital healthcare records".

She also said "I am a promoter of digital healthcare, I think we can use it for our advantage".

 

Improving Quality and Safety at Night for Acutely Deteriorating Patients

• Strategies and protocols for improving patient care and safety at night

• Developing competency in OOH critical care scenarios

• Early recognition and intervention in deteriorating patients

• Facilitating escalation through Martha’s Rule in hospitals at night

 Misha Denise Virtudazo

Misha Denise Virtudazo

Critical Care Outreach Lead, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Misha Denise Virtudazo is the lead of the Critical Care Outreach Service at one of the hospitals of Chelsea and Westminster FDN Trust. 

Misha said "Working out of ours is particularly challenging at night, we need to identify risks and a multidisciplinary approach is key" 

 

Rethinking the Management of Hospitals at Night

• Identifying the current challenges and limitations in the current operation model of hospitals at night

• Managing overnight admissions and analysing factors affecting workflow

• Strategies for improving patient experiences during the night

• Sleep and the patient’s perspective at nighttime

 

Dr Kate Murray

Dr Kate Murray

ITU and Anaesthetic Consultant, East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

Dr Kate Murray, Critical Care and Anaesthetic Consultant at East Sussex Healthcare Trust (ESHT) who has been working and leading Hospital@Night teams in ESHT for 10 years.

 

Kate talked about the challenges for Hospitals at night, these included "The workload, digital transformation, organisational culture, workforce and data about activity".

On using a digital system Kate said "I will be advocating the use of a digital system, one reason being that digital systems give you real time data which really improves patient safety".

 

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