Advisory Board Onsite Presentation “The Discharge Strategy Handbook"

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University Hospital, Auditorium A, B3-246

339 Windermere Road

London, ON N6G 2V4

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The Advisory Board will be onsite presenting on “The Discharge Strategy Handbook: Creating Capacity by Eliminating End-of-Stay Delays”.

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Dear colleagues,

As part of the planning underway for the Standardized Approach to Access and Flow Strategic Initiative, LHSC has invited the Advisory Board onsite to do a presentation on “The Discharge Strategy Handbook: Creating Capacity by Eliminating End-of-Stay Delays”.

We invite you to attend the presentation on Tuesday, September 24 from 1 pm – 4 pm at University Hospital’s Auditorium A. This is a free event. Please share this invitation as you see fit.

Please see an excerpt from the Executive Summary below:

“Under pressure to provide high-value care while treating rapidly growing volumes of patients, hospitals must create virtual capacity by reducing average length of stay. Despite government and media focus on the hospital front door, improving discharge efficiency is the most leveraged way to create capacity: when patients who are medically fit for discharge linger in beds, this undermines any other efficiency improvements in the hospital. Most hospitals take a reactive approach to discharge, postponing tasks until patients are medically ready to leave. Clinical staff understandably prioritizes clinical care tasks over discharge tasks, and capacity shortages and poor relationships between acute and post-acute providers make securing post-acute care services difficult, exacerbating discharge delays. These tandem challenges create a sense of futility among clinicians and hospital leaders alike, leading many to accept discharge delays as inevitable. This presentation provides five critical areas of intervention to avoid discharge delays by creating infrastructure to proactively plan and execute timely transitions.”

We hope you can join us. Refreshments will be served before the presentation.

Sincerely,

Julie

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University Hospital, Auditorium A, B3-246

339 Windermere Road

London, ON N6G 2V4

Canada

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