Ops Instruction: Rapid Handover Protocol

Ops instruction

An updated handover protocol will be active from Monday 29th October.

Kevin Brown, Director of Service Delivery, said: "Delayed handover of patients at hospitals present a significant patient safety in the community risk.

"With effect from Monday 29th October at 7.00am, we will go live with the updated protocol.  Particular attention is drawn to the responsibilities of clinicians and managers in undertaking escalation actions and taking actions to reduce the risk of their occurrence.These include applying the Fit2Sit principles, early escalation directly with the hospital staff and keeping control staff updated.

"There is executive level oversight and support 24/7 to support you and our patients to get receive the best care we can across the winter"

The full instruction can be found on East24.

Published 22nd October 2018

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