- Created: Monday, 02 December 2019 12:37
- Last Updated: Monday, 16 December 2019 15:36
You may recall a few months ago that James Thomas used the message to announce the relaunch of the Making Every Day Count programme. He described the sustained pressure we face with record (and increasing) numbers of patients attending the Emergency Department and requiring admission.
Since then we’ve been working in partnership with a team of specialists who support NHS organisations in dealing with the challenges we face, to really focus on improving the flow of emergency patients.
Through hard work, commitment and a willingness to work differently the ED team, supported by colleagues throughout the Trust, have achieved some fantastic results. They’ve introduced the #Fit2Sit campaign, which encourages frontline healthcare professionals and paramedics to put an end to patients lying down on trolleys and stretchers if they are well enough to sit or stand. This simple initiative helps the patient retain mobility, frees up trolley space, porters and often speeds up the whole process.