Chelsea and Westminster Foundation Trust: Children & Young People Acute pathway (PAU)

As part of the closure of Ealing children’s ward under the Shaping a Healthier Future programme, West Middlesex paediatric unit in partnership with Hounslow clinical commissioning group reviewed and redesigned its model of care.

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A high proportion of NEL patients attend the site, and if admitted over 40 per cent of them had a length of stay of one day. The pathway changed the process to enable 24 hour discharge, a reduction in inpatient bed base (from 20 to 16 beds) and shortened the length of stay. Patient and parent satisfaction was excellent.

The judges felt that this was a good design which continues to develop in response to patient feedback. The team should be proud of their achievement.

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