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This is a ward patient journey board. It tells all the staff on the ward
where every patient is up to in their journey through the hospital.
We made the decision to create a blue dot traffic light for our journey boards.
This is where the patient is medically stable
and does not need to be in hospital for the medical condition but is unable to be
discharged for other reasons. We found that about fifteen percent of the
patients in our beds, had a blue dot traffic light.
Designated roles at each site go to the wards and discuss blue dot patients,
we then enter the discharge status into the blue dot database.
Multidisciplinary workgroups from across the network have met together to have a
common language and understanding of this patient group.
We use the disability services pathway to orientate staff
to ensure that our patients are progressing in a timely way.
As the senior social worker at older persons mental health services,
I monitor the triggers and milestones of the residential care database.
Each site prepares a social work report, which we report into the one o'clock access and capacity meeting.
Executive receive the blue dot report each week so that they can
monitor the progress in distribution
of current inpatients across the network. We all contribute to the blue dot
status and complex patients program.
To ensure the right patient is in the right place, with a safe and timely transfer
back into the community.