acute services

acute services

A generic UK term for medical and surgical treatment provided in hospital. Acute services are managed by an acute hospital trust.

Patients need to access acute medical care throughout the 24-hour period, not just within traditional office hours—acute illness may occur any time, and service redesign must be predicated on providing fast and efficient access to acute medical care 24/7.

Acute services (UK)
• Major trauma and life-threatening illness.
• Dedicated acute service pathways for specific illnesses—e.g., myocardial infarction and stroke.
• Acute medical care.
• Acute exacerbations of long-term illnesses, the care of the elderly with acute illness and end-of-life care.
• Acute surgical services.
• Acute mental health services, including those dedicated to the special needs of older people.
• Acute paediatric services.
• Access to simple and/or sophisticated diagnostic support.
• Access to out-of-hours primary care and care for people with acute illness.
• End-of-life care.
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Robison said Audit Scotland were clear that some reorganisation, and a further shift away from acute services, was needed.
The protest is part of an ongoing bid to ensure that acute services - including the stroke and maternity units - remain at the Harton Lane hospital following an alliance between South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Trusts earlier this year.
Campaigners launched the bid to ensure acute services, including the stroke and maternity units, remain at the Harton Lane hospital following an alliance between South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Trusts.
Timely access to mental health services is crucial, as people can deteriorate quickly which can lead to serious problems such as absence from work, hospitalisation and a reliance on more acute services which are more costly for the individual and the public purse.
The Betsi Board have known for over 3yrs: According to the National Clinical Forum, Medical Colleges and Postgraduate Dean, acute services cannot be delivered and sustained, nor doctors trained at three hospitals in North Wales.
The approach to Lord Darzi - who chaired the Acute Services Review in 2005 which recommended that Hartlepool's hospital should be retained - follows an extraordinary meeting of the council when councillors expressed their strong feelings once again about the transfer of hospital services from Hartlepool to North Tees in Stockton, including A & E.
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Birmingham Community Healthcare has invested a lot of time and hard work in providing an effective alternative entry point to NHS services, easing the pressure on emergency and acute services and avoiding unnecessary admissions to hospital.
The beds would be delivered by the local council with leadership from registered mental health nurses and will cost more than retaining existing acute services in St Tydfil's Hospital, which is scheduled to close.

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