emergency activity

emergency activity

A term of art referring to patient “traffic” in A&E (UK), which ranges from minor walk-in injuries to life-threatening accidents.
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And it will deal only with planned appointments so it will not be affected by emergency activity.
According to the latest figures, in-patient and day case activity fell by three per cent in the 12 months to September, though emergency activity rose by 1.
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So when a car dramatically crashed onto its roof outside the Co-Operative supermarket on Heol Maesgwyn with an elderly lady inside, everyone presumed the emergency activity was nothing out of the ordinary.
The large increase has in the main arisen because of bed pressures, which is consistent with the rise in emergency activity, increased number of medical boarders and longer A&E waiting times.
The trust's finance director, Ms Jane Segar, said pounds 550,000 of the deficit was for work the health authority had not yet paid the hospital for emergency activity work.
In a paper to be considered by the Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust this week, chief executive Alan Murray said between November 28 and December 31 emergency activity rose by an average of 82 incidents per day.
A spokesman for the trust said: "The coming winter months pose a significant risk in terms of available capacity to accommodate current levels of elective and emergency activity without incurring cancellations of planned operations.
Dr Jonathan Michael, chief executive of the UHB NHS Trust, which runs the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Selly Oak Hospital, said: "The Trust is pleased with the way it has managed to balance keeping waiting lists down at the same time as managing the pres sures of emergency activity.
Prof Harmer added, "In addition to more disease-specific targets and new developments, we may need to consider separating elective from emergency activity within hospitals, as one of the problems the health service has always had is that the two are dealt with within the same bed allocation.
Some health boards decided they would reduce the amount of planned activity to be sure they could deal with higher levels of emergency activity that they faced.
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