Seven-day service in Elderly Medicine

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

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The initiative

The new seven 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 seven 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-needed evidence to guide the sector wide implementation of a seven-day service.

 

 

What did the clinical team think of the model?

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The pilot reduced the average length of stay by 12%

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