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Community Pathways

Reducing delays and length of stay in community hospitals by 23%

Getting people home as soon as they are ready​.

In Brentwood and Thurrock community hospitals, teams have now successfully embedded a new system for improved daily visibility of the reasons for discharge delays so that they could be effectively tackled. In weekly meetings themes are now directly addressed and where needed – escalated to the appropriate forums. ​

Our New Ways of Working

From the baseline period in November 2020 to August 2021, the average number of delay days per patient in a Community Hospital reduced from 10.1 days to 5.7 days, a reduction of 4.5 days per patient. This resulted in 6,100 more days per year that patients were able to spend at home during this time. ​

Last updated: 21/03/2022