Implementation of the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) process in an acute hospital


Short Title Acute Trust CGA Implementation
Category Living with frailty (mild / moderate)
Organisation University Hospital Southampton
Contact Name Harnish Patel
Contact Email Harnish.Patel@uhs.nhs.uk
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Sector Hospital/Acute Care
Region Wessex
Postcode SO16 6BZ
Active Yes

Description:

Implementation of the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) process in an acute hospital improves
quality of discharge for people living with frailtyimproves
quality of discharge for people living with frailty

Outcome:

When a CGA is commenced and continues throughout admission, those patients who may be at risk of problems following discharge can be identified and followed home.

Clinical monitoring can occur to ensure patient continues to improve giving reassurance to the patient, relatives and clinicians. This can save bed days.

Multiple questioning of the patient on return home is avoided.

Longer term issues such as social isolation, nutrition, hydration, equipment issues are addressed with onward referrals where appropriate.

More information on the project outcomes in attached poster.


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