Western Sussex on BBC’s Today programme

Tuesday June 21, 2016

Western Sussex Hospitals featured on BBC Radio 4’s flagship news and current affairs programme Today as the focus of a report looking at ways in which NHS trusts are working to improve emergency care.

Monday morning’s programme followed the progress of a patient through the hospital system and focused on the work of our innovative Emergency Floor facility in getting them the right care in the right place, as quickly as possible.

The Emergency Floor system works by bringing different clinical teams to the patient rather than moving them around the hospital as their needs change, and has been seen to have a significant impact on improving outcomes and reducing length of stay.

The report also looked at ways in which Western Sussex is working to reduce delays in discharging patients, such as collaborating with social services to ensure that care programmes are not removed as soon as a patient enters hospital, in order to reduce delays caused by having to reinstate them once they are ready to leave.

Chief Executive Marianne Griffiths was interviewed live by presenter Nick Robinson after the report was aired.

If you would like to listen, the report is available below:

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