discharge lounge

discharge lounge

A hospital unit where patients are held pending their release from emergency departments, urgent care settings, wards, or short-stay units. The lounge makes acute patient care resources available for active use and streamlines patient throughput.
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Now an experienced team from across the trust has come together to staff a 32-place winter unit, which has 18 inpatient beds and a discharge lounge for up to 14 patients, who are fit enough to be discharged, but are waiting for either family to pick them up, prescriptions or an ambulance to take them to a primary care hospital or care home.
We also have a discharge lounge to provide a more comfortable area for patients waiting to go home and ensure that beds are available for all our patients, so that nobody waits in treatment rooms for a bed.
In this connection, a new Short Stay Unit and a Discharge Lounge were opened and radiation bunkers were built to house the two new linear accelerators, and new MRI and CT scanners were also added.
The refurbishment and decanting will include maternity suites and administration, emergency department, paediatric outpatients, cardiac catheterisation/interventional suite labs, discharge lounge and other works.
A new ambulance discharge lounge with its own entrance at the front of the hospital; ?
This includes the construction of a discharge lounge which can accommodate 30 mothers and babies waiting to go home.
THERE IS a notice in the discharge lounge of Walsgrave Hospital which reads: How did we do?
To support us at busier times, our discharge lounge is also designed to be used as an in-patient facility to provide care for shorter stay patients.
The permission for the Healthvision development will allow work to start on a new main entrance, endoscopy suites, a discharge lounge, integrated education centre and facilities for patients and hospital volunteers.
She worked in the orthopaedics department for 26 years before transferring to her final post as sister in the discharge lounge.
From creating a new patient discharge lounge to having women's services nurses volunteer to work shifts in the emergency department, the teamwork and environment that are indicators of a Magnet designated hospital are thriving during this ever-challenging time.