Kingston Hospital’s Acute Emergency Department (ED) Frailty team and the Kingston and Richmond Proactive Anticipatory Care (PAC) Programme team have been shortlisted in the national NHS Parliamentary Awards.
The Acute ED Frailty team is a multi-disciplinary team primarily based within Kingston Hospital’s Emergency Department and Clinical Decision Unit. The team works in the background, ensuring elderly patients are fully assessed and safe to be discharged, and preventing admissions by making sure support is available. The team includes a Geriatrician, SpR Frailty Registrar, Frailty Nurse Consultant, Frailty Nurse Practitioner, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Pharmacist. Between 77% and 90% of patients seen by the frailty team at Kingston Hospital are discharged home, which alleviates pressure on the whole hospital system, by reducing the risks associated with acute admission of older people with frailty, which include deconditioning, delirium, increased mortality, and long lengths of stay. The Acute ED Frailty team were nominated by Sarah Olney MP and have been shortlisted for the ‘Excellence in Urgent and Emergency Care Award’.
The Proactive Anticipatory Care (PAC) Model has been developed in conjunction with system partners across Kingston and Richmond in response to increased demand across health and social care. The MDT-focused model improves the identification and support of people with rising health and social care risks and complexities. PAC aims to improve the lives of patients by utilising a patient-centred approach and enabling professionals to work collaboratively towards a shared goal – the goal is to support people to stay at home longer and feel more resilient. The PAC team were nominated by Rt Hon Sir Ed Davey MP and Sarah Olney MP and have been shortlisted for the ‘Future NHS Award’.
Winners of the NHS Parliamentary Awards will be announced at an awards ceremony taking place on Wednesday 6 July.