#endPJparalysis team on 10N ward at the Royal Free Hospital
It’s been fantastic working with this multi-disciplinary group of staff (Rosie, Eduarda, Tina, April and Pedro to name a few) who are so committed and enthusiastic about driving forward change and ending PJ paralysis!
They’ve made a huge impact with their enthusiasm and generated a real interest and buzz in the #endPJparalysis campaign. They’ve helped to raise awareness among all staff on their ward, prompting them to ask themselves: “Why is my patient still in bed?” and have already seen an increased number of patients being mobilised when it is safe to do so.
#endPJparalysis is so important as it’s all about getting patients up, dressed and moving so they are not bed bound and helps patients to not become deconditioned.
10N ward team at the Royal Free Hospital
10N is role modelling in terms of discharge planning and efficiency of safe discharges. We have experienced an increase in our weekly discharges, alongside with safe care plans to be followed in the community, resulting in safer discharge planning and increases patient and staff satisfaction.
10 North was one of the first wards to pilot the red and green days system and we are also involved in few quality improvement projects, including #endPJparalysis. 10 North MDT is working as a team to ensure our patients are receiving the best level of care and can be discharged in the safest way.
Rosie Skrypak, health services for elderly people (HSEP) clinical lead, Alisha Ali, senior matron - cardiology, HSEP and TREAT, Chito Gabutin, ward manager and Tracey Price, flow coordinator, on 8W ward at the Royal Free Hospital
“The 8W team are doing innovative and creative work to try and improve flow on their wards like developing a hard drive for the (HSEP) discharge paperwork and developing clear roles and responsibilities for each member of the multi-disciplinary team (MDT).Discharge planning training for the MDT has already started and has been well received.”