unplanned care

unplanned care

A generic UK term for urgent and emergency healthcare which is not a programmed (scheduled) activity.

Examples
A&E, ambulance services, emergency social or mental health services, urgent care, out-of-hours, walk-in centres, minor injury units,  telephone advice and triage, NHS Direct, etc.
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"Adding such a well-regarded business as Greenbrook to our portfolio will provide us with a series of exciting growth opportunities in planned and unplanned care," Lawrence added.
the extra in extra care housing is generally recognised to be access to care services that can: respond quickly to residents changing needs provide unplanned care as and when required in addition to planned care provide an emergency response.
"Work is also underway to create a more detailed recovery plan which will set out the additional actions we plan to take improve our performance, specifically in relation to emergency and unplanned care.
In addition to different behavioral mechanisms behind planned and unplanned health care, unplanned care can also be an indication of dysfunctions in other parts of the care system, such as primary care (Stiernstedt 2016).
A spokeswoman for ABMU Health Board said: "On the date concerned the emergency department (ED) at the hospital was extremely busy with high numbers of critically ill patients arriving needing emergency unplanned care which led to some delays.
Owen Williams, chief executive of Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust, stated how crucial it is to find the right balance between planned and unplanned care so as to minimise risk.
By having Broadgreen focus on planned care, while Aintree focuses on unplanned care, doctors would see more people with the same condition.
The North East and Cumbria CHC has brought together NHS organisations, Universities and Local Authorities to work on three projects: 'Emergency' Unplanned Care, Vulnerable Families, and people with Dementia and Frailty, with another project in the pipeline for End of Life Care.
Forecasting Emergency Unplanned Care Across the North East there are often peak times when people visit Accident and Emergency centres.
Unplanned Care general manager Karen Hope stated: "I would absolutely concur all the concerns you have raised are absolutely valid and the response you received initially was not acceptable in terms of actions and accountability.
Under the agreement, Evolution Health will provide transitional care, unplanned care and post-discharge care for Fundamental's high-acuity patients in selected markets, beginning with the Houston, Dallas and Austin, Texas markets.
Demand for health services, particularly for unplanned care, has continued to rise over the past five years.