7-day Service in Elderly Medicine

THH7DSPilot

Learn how The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust tested the impact of a 7-day service in Elderly Medicine on clinical outcomes, patient experience, staff satisfaction and financial viability.

The initiative

The new 7-day services inpatient model of care was piloted on Grange acute care of the elderly ward between November and December 2016 to test the impact of 7-day services on clinical outcomes, patient experience, staff satisfaction and financial viability. The evaluation was designed with a focus on practical quality improvement and the best use of resources. The pilot was not designed as a robust longitudinal study, but instead it aimed to identify key themes and lessons to support the rapid refinement of the model and generate some much-

Our Patient Flow Coordinator has made the team more focused on discharges, especially for long stay patients
— Consultant

You can read more about how The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust reduced the average length of stay by 12% through implementation of the pilot and the benefits gained on the members’ area, under the Older People's Care in the Acute Settings project outputs.