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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"The trolleys move into many different positions and the patient will find they are in a sitting position when they are ready to move into the discharge lounge.
Wrexham Maelor Hospital has had to introduce major innovations to keep up with the rising numbers of elderly needing treatment, including an outpatient service, a rapid response team and a discharge lounge.
In addition, much better use was being made of the discharge lounge, where patients go to wait for their lifts home, freeing up beds."
The 13-bed observation ward was full, there were six people in the waiting room and one in the discharge lounge.
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.
Its opening comes soon after the creation of a discharge lounge with a TV and tea-making facilities.
Three staff nurses and two discharge lounge assistants will be on hand in the unit to provide care.
The CHC is making recommendations including opening day wards at weekends, noting staff comments, providing porter and wheelchair assistance for arriving patients and providing an assistance-call facility for patients waiting in the discharge lounge.
The "discharge lounge" would be suitably staffed and with "appropriate" facilities, and situated in the day room of the present Care of the Elderly Wards 1 and 2.
To address overcrowding at the Emergency Room, OsMak has opened a Discharge Lounge for patients waiting for their discharge papers and the arrival of relatives.
And a discharge lounge for patients leaving hospital means beds will be left free for new patients.
The refurbishment and decanting will include maternity suites and administration, emergency department, paediatric outpatients, cardiac catheterisation/interventional suite labs, discharge lounge and other works.