Winter must be better

Since early spring we have been working hard on our plan to make this coming winter better. That means better for patients, better for staff and better for visitors.

Our programme is called ‘Winter Must Be Better’ and we have drawn up the following key principles to help us achieve a better winter for all:

  • We have enough beds on AMU
  • We move patients to the ward before tea
  • Patients are on the correct ward for their needs
  • Every patient has a management plan and discharge date on admission
  • Day of Surgery = Day of Admission
  • We don’t keep patients one night longer than necessary
  • We get patients home as early in the day as possible
  • If we need an opinion we would like it today
  • We investigate, treat and discharge patients 7 days per week
  • We will not give our patients infections