Hospital at Night

Hospital at Night

A national (UK) project designed to provide a new way of delivering inpatient hospital care overnight and on weekends, which focused on developing competencies using multidisciplinary teams to provide cover across medical and surgical specialties. The HAN initiative was developed to address reduced junior doctor hours (due to the European Working Time Directive). The HAN team covers several clinical areas within the hospital.
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According to the outlet, the woman, resident of Jhumra, arrived in the hospital at night where the security guard deceitfully took her to the backside of the burns ward and sexually abusedher with the help of an accomplice".
Conwy and Denbighshire NHS Trust will be at the forefront of managing junior doctors' hours in Wales and has been awarded pounds 200,000 by the Welsh Assembly Government to evaluate the Hospital at Night model for patient care.
The Hospital at Night scheme will see a core group of 10 doctors working in Ysbyty Glan Clwyd at night supported by senior nursing staff and allied healthcare professionals, with the number of consultants and specialists on call unchanged.
The shake- up follows the success of the Hospital At Night project,already tried out in four Merseyside hospitals.
Hospital At Night sees nurses and other trained staff take over some minor roles which previously had to be carried out by junior doctors.

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