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Reducing Delayed Discharges and Transfers of Care

Our NHS Improvement Programme, Reducing Delayed Discharges and Transfers of Care (DTOC), continues to progress. Our original aims were:

  • To reduce medically fit for discharge numbers by 50%
  • To create a sustainable long term fix
  • To have a single consistent approach
  • To create a set of Bay standards and site based delivery
  • …. And to build ownership across all partners, working together

During our four day session with partners a couple of weeks ago, we developed ten work streams. Each one continues to progress, and in addition to setting up weekly operational meetings, we aim to make a film each week to update you all on what’s been happening.

You can view the first video to see what happened at the original workshop sessions here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3I0qyJ_MxPg.

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2 responses to “Reducing Delayed Discharges and Transfers of Care”

  1. H.John willis says:

    I have twice in the last 12 months filled in a contact form stating I am willing
    To be a volunteer at RLI. But have her no response. Will someway please make contact with me.
    John Willis

    • Ailsa Martin says:

      Hi John, sorry to hear you are having some trouble making contact with us. I have passed your details onto Barry Rigg, our Community Engagement Manager, who will contact you as soon as possible about volunteering with us. Thank you.

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Essential telephone upgrade to take place

An essential upgrade to the telephone system across the hospitals run by University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) will be taking place on Friday 19 February. Between 10pm on Friday 19 February and 2am on Saturday 20

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Friday Message – 7 November 2015

Jackie is on leave this week, and I am once again pleased to be able to write this week’s message. I’ve a number of items I wanted to talk about, but first I would like to ask for your support.

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The Friday Message – 30 October 2015

I was really pleased to catch up with a number of staff last week whilst out and about around our hospitals, teams and staff from R&D, emergency planning and organisational development. I know you were all very busy, thank you

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The Friday Message – 23 October 2015

I wanted to start this week by acknowledging how difficult and challenging it is at the moment with the level of demand on our hospitals.  We’ve experienced significant pressures now for the last week, particularly at Furness General Hospital.  I

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The Friday Message – 16 October 2015

Culture – I’ve talked a lot about it in my Friday Messages.  Mention the phrase “organisational culture” and you will certainly get a lot of opinions on the subject. For us, I believe the culture of the organisation is about

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Friday Message – 9 October 2015

I am spending most of my time at the moment trying to align parts of the Trust’s plan.  Over the next couple of months I will restate the current position to make sure you know as much as I do!

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The Friday Message – 2 October 2015

Staff have been working extremely hard for our patients, and I know last weekend was especially challenging. As a result of this work, we achieved our A&E target again in August for the fourth consecutive month, with overall performance of

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Friday Message – 25 September 2015

QUALITY AND SAFETY Like other regulated sectors, the bar of what is considered to be the minimum acceptable standard constantly rises, which is one of the reasons why it is important to seek out continual improvement – what is considered

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The Friday Message – 18 September 2015

              I mention a lot of initiatives and activities through the Friday Message, and I wanted to use this week’s message to provide a short update on a number of them. The updates are

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