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Hospital at Night

Reference number
0481
Issue date01 June 2005
TypeToolkit

Hospital at Night is a clinically driven and patient focused change programme, which uses both a multiprofessional and multispeciality approach to delivering care at night and out of hours.

 

The programme enhances patient safety and supports medical training and service delivery. The Hospital at Night concept proposes that the way to achieve safe clinical care is to have one or more multiprofessional teams who have the full range of skills and competences to meet the immediate needs of patients.

 

Hospital at Night aims to redefine how medical cover is provided in hospitals during the out of hours period. The approach provides the best possible care for patients given the changes in permitted working hours for doctors in training. It offers the most efficient method of preserving, and even enhancing, doctors’ training in the reduced hours available.

Hospital at Night Patient Safety Risk Assessment Guide
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