Patients over 80 identified within the Pitstop environment within the Emergency Department or via GP admissions are pulled by a Geritrician into a frailty assessment area which is supported by a multi disciplinary team. The service presently runs Monday to Friday 9 am - 5pm.
Reduction in patients length of stay within the Emergency Department
Earlier commencement of a geriatric comprehensive assessment, including earlier decision making.
Patients transferred to the ward most appropriate to their needs, reducing frequent bed moves.
Where appropriate, focus on getting patients home.
Improved patient and carer experience
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