Congratulations to our Red2Green team who have reduced the number of patients in our beds for 21 days or more – known as ‘super-stranded’ patients – from 199 to 98.
To achieve this great result, our Red2Green team reviewed all discharge pathways out of our hospitals, simplified all pathways to relieve pressure on our staff, and also held daily calls with our system partners to speed up patient discharge.
Working together with our system partners, including Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), North East London NHS Foundation Trust (NELFT) and local authorities, our Red2Green team beat the national target of 12 per cent of ‘super-stranded’ patients in our beds and on 4 January achieved 10.6 per cent.
The team focus on making every day spent in hospital count for our patients, as each day should be a ‘green day’ towards discharge. Working with our wards, they aim to reduce any delays to our patients being able to leave hospital; as we know there is no place like home!
Speaking about the achievement and working with partners, Karen Peters, Head of Operational Transformation, said: “I’m really proud of all involved who helped reduce the number of patients in our beds for 21-days or more to 98.
“The close collaborative working with our system partners was huge and I must thank each colleague and organisation who worked with us on this. Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, I feel we have broken down many barriers, built great relationships and our collaborative working has made each and every system partner feel valued.”