Maternity triage official opening

19 April 2024

Our new maternity triage at Kingston Hospital was officially opened on Wednesday 17 April. Phil Hall, Chair in Common at Kingston Hospital and HRCH, and Nic Kane, Chief Nurse, attended the opening event, and were given a tour around the new triage area by Director of Midwifery, Marion Louki, and the team.

The new triage process is already benefiting those who use the unit, by bringing our waiting area and triage assessment booths into one single area in the unit.

Ensuring we are meeting the 15-minute waiting time target for triaging pregnant people arriving on the Maternity Unit was one of our Quality Priorities last year. The new system is enabling us to meet this target and improve the quality of the care we provide.

Phil Hall cut the ribbon to officially open the triage area. He said: “I am delighted to celebrate the official opening of our maternity triage system – thank you for inviting me. As one of our Quality Priorities last year, I know there has been a great deal of focus and hard work behind the scenes to get this new maternity triage system in place, to improve safety and quality of care. My congratulations and thanks to everyone who has been involved in this excellent work.”

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