Acute ED Frailty Team
Kingston Hospital NHs Foundation Trust | London
The Acute ED Frailty service is a multi-disciplinary team primarily based within the Emergency Department and Clinical Decision Unit at Kingston Hospital.
The Frailty 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.
Nominated by: Sarah Olney MP