June’s Team of the Month has proved that embracing new challenges can pay dividends – so many congratulations to Ward 14 Urology!
Ward 14 was chosen to be one of the pilot wards for the re-launch of the SAFER principles, Red2Green initiative.
SAFER is a practical tool to reduce delays for patients in adult inpatient wards (excluding maternity).
The ward was nominated by Joanne Taylor, Matron, Urinary Tract and Vascular, who said: “The Senior Sister has engaged all of the staff on the ward, including the medical staff, which is key to the success of this initiative.
“Both Nursing and medical staff are all thinking and working differently to ensure patients are aware of their treatment plan and are updated throughout their stay.
“Patients know when they are expected to go home, and discharge plans can be initiated during their stay to prevent delays and ensure patients are discharged home in a timely and safe way.
“The staff on ward 14 have worked really hard to ensure that this is sustained and they are promoting the use of the discharge lounge to ensure they create beds ready for the high numbers of elective admissions.