unscheduled care

unscheduled care

Health and/or social care needs that cannot reasonably be foreseen or planned in advance of contact with relevant services…such demand can occur any time, and must be available 24/7. Unscheduled care is, by definition, urgent, with a need to take action at the time of contact with services. Unscheduled care does not include delivery of routine or non-urgent services on an as-needed and uncontrolled basis 24 hours a day.
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There are many factors which affect the admission, treatment, and discharge of unscheduled care patients.
Papers seen by the Record show options for St John's in Livingston include the loss of unscheduled care in West Lothian by centralising clinics in Edinburgh.
"The Betsi Board's Corporate Risk Register, details the Board's failure to: control hospital acquired infection leading to increased morbidity and mortality; create a climate and culture which puts the patient first; deliver appropriate access to planned care within a reasonable time; manage and respond to unscheduled care demand in a safe and appropriate way; attain cancer access targets potentially causing harm to patients; manage concerns effectively and learn lessons to improve patient safety.
The Lothian Unscheduled Care Service (LUCS) is struggling to staff the base at St John's Hospital, Livingston.
Health chiefs are looking to ease pressure on hospitals by reducing the reliance on unscheduled care in Renfrewshire.
"The additional PS10million announced in September, on top of PS9million already allocated to support unscheduled care all year round, ensures appropriate measures allow for people to be discharged in a timely way when it's safe to do so and patients' long-term care needs are properly assessed and the right staff are in place throughout the system.
"I expect to see significant improvements for patients as a result, especially in planned and unscheduled care across North Wales."
"In alignment with the Scottish Government's mental health strategy, we want to ensure all of our services meet this need, whether that's through our 111 unscheduled care service, Breathing Space, Living Life or digital offerings.
"In alignment with the Scottish Government's mental health strategy, we want to ensure that all of our services meet this need, whether that's through our 111 unscheduled care service, Breathing Space, Living Life or our digital offerings.
A spokeswoman for Cardiff and Vale University Health Board said: "Cardiff and Vale UHB has had an extremely busy Christmas and New Year period in terms of unscheduled care activity.