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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In addition, much better use was being made of the discharge lounge, where patients go to wait for their lifts home, freeing up beds.
This location allows the registrations, Reception and discharge lounge to be used jointly with the cdc and also provides a smooth access in the future to the east entrance zone.
It plummeted from the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow and smashed near the entrance to the discharge lounge.
The trust's volunteer co-ordinator Paul Wharton said: "If the hospital discharge lounge staff and staff within accident and emergency identify a patient who meets the criteria and is returning home to an empty house, they will be offered a food parcel to help them over the first few days after leaving hospital.
There is also a special discharge lounge, with comfy chairs for patients to sit in while they wait for their transport to arrive.
a student in a master's of nursing program, was curious if patients sent home from the discharge lounge where she practiced had a decreased readmission rate compared to other patients.
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.
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.