Temporary visiting restrictions due to COVID-19

We recently made the difficult decision to suspend visiting to our hospital until further notice except in the below exceptional circumstances, to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Read more information about restrictions…


Messages for loved ones and keeping in touch

We recognise the impact that a long stay in hospital can have on families and the importance of maintaining strong communication.  Our ward staff are keeping in touch with patients’ next of kin directly and our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) can help pass on personal messages from family and friends.

Read more information about messages for loved ones…

Temporary visiting restrictions due to COVID-19

We recently made the difficult decision to suspend visiting to our hospital until further notice except in the below exceptional circumstances, to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Read more information about restrictions…


Messages for loved ones and keeping in touch

We recognise the impact that a long stay in hospital can have on families and the importance of maintaining strong communication.  Our ward staff are keeping in touch with patients’ next of kin directly and our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) can help pass on personal messages from family and friends.

Read more information about messages for loved ones…

During your stay in hospital you will meet a number of different members of staff.  All members of staff wear name badges, but if you are not sure who someone is or what they do, please feel free to ask them to introduce themselves and explain what they do. 

If you have any questions about your treatment, please ask a doctor or a nurse.

There are lots of opportunities for you to get involved with the Trust, from volunteering to attending our public meetings, our Annual General Meeting or our hospital open day which is held every year.

BEACH™

Last updated: 05 February 2020

The BEACH course was developed in recognition of the need to train unregistered healthcare staff in basic techniques and skills needed to recognise the deteriorating patient. The course is:

  • Easy and inexpensive to deliver
  • Based upon simple, memorable concepts
  • Supported by a comprehensive on-line course administration system

 

Course structure

The BEACH Course is based around a simple, illustrated manual that covers basic signs of clinical deterioration and what is appropriate action for unregistered healthcare staff to take and when to ask for help. It can be delivered in half a day using flip chart and/or slides.

Unregistered healthcare staff have gained an increasingly important role in patient care and will often have close patient contact. BEACH improves the skill of recognising the deteriorating patient and teaches the importance of proactive communication with colleagues. Content includes:

  • Airway Problems
  • Breathing Problems
  • Circulation Problems
  • Good Handover of Critical Information
  • Prioritisation of workload

For more information please contact us.

 

BEACH Course Documents

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