Hospitals

Bed Block Strategies

Strategies in place to ease bed-block.....

1. Beds opening:

14 ALC beds opening at Parkwood Hospital
Parkwood Hospital is opening 14 temporary beds as a Home First transition strategy to help address LHSC alternate level of care (ALC) pressures in partnership with CCAC. The beds will be available from January 28 to March 31, 2013.

ALC Unit - Victoria Hospital - D6-300 
This temporary ALC unit will continue to be open, and move from under surgery to medicine.

2. Impact of patient access initiatives:

ED Decant Unit - Victoria Hospital - D6-400 (10 beds) 
As part of a pilot these beds opened in November 2012, and have had a positive impact on wait times for admitted medicine patients in the emergency department.

November - decreased wait time for Medicine patients of 2.6 hours
December - decreased wait time for Medicine patients of 4.2 hours

Patients move to this decant unit from the ED before being moved to an inpatient bed.

We will continue to keep you updated on the status of all our patient access initiatives.

Thank you for your continued dedication to safe and timely patient care.

LHSC Incident Management Team Update

The following update was circulated Friday Jan 25th from the London Health Sciences (LHSC) Incident Management Team to address ongoign bed access issues:

IMT updates can be found at: http://www.lhsc.on.ca/priv/action/imt/index.htm

1. Beds opening:

14 ALC beds opening at Parkwood Hospital
Parkwood Hospital is opening 14 temporary beds as a Home First transition strategy to help address LHSC alternate level of care (ALC) pressures in partnership with CCAC. The beds will be available from January 28 to March 31, 2013.

ALC Unit - Victoria Hospital - D6-300
This temporary ALC unit will continue to be open, and move from under surgery to medicine.

2. Impact of patient access initiatives:

ED Decant Unit - Victoria Hospital - D6-400 (10 beds)
As part of a pilot these beds opened in November 2012, and have had a positive impact on wait times for admitted medicine patients in the emergency department.

November - decreased wait time for Medicine patients of 2.6 hours
December - decreased wait time for Medicine patients of 4.2 hours

Patients move to this decant unit from the ED before being moved to an inpatient bed.

We will continue to keep you updated on the status of all our patient access initiatives.

Thank you for your continued dedication to safe and timely patient care.

Introduction to HUGO

Healthcare Undergoing Optimization


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This is a brief introduction to HUGO Project (Healthcare Undergoing Optimization) - an initiative of the London Health Sciences Centre along with its regional partners.  It introduces the 4 basic components of HUGO, and outlines some of the major benefits of CPOE.

Go here to learn more.

Local Hospitals - SJHC

St. Joseph's Health Care

Urgent Care Centre at St. Joseph's Hospital

lhsc sjhcThe Urgent Care Centre at St. Joseph’s Hospital offers one-stop patient services for those who have non-life-threatening illness or injury (e.g. fever, earaches, broken bones) and need immediate treatment.

Open 7 days a week, from 8am to 10pm, Urgent Care offers assessments, treatments and a wide range of diagnostics including x-rays, ultrasounds and laboratory tests. Our registered nurses and physicians are trained in adult and pediatric advanced life support.

Urgent Care Centre Homepage

Local Hospitals - LHSC

London Health Sciences Centre

Victoria Hospital & Children's Hosptial of Western Ontario

lhsc vicThe Pediatric and Adult Emergency Departments are both located at Victoria Hospital and accommodate a combined volume of approximately 90,000 patients annually. This brand new facility is located at the corner of Commissioners and Wellington roads. Separate areas are set up to care for critically ill and injured patients, acutely ill adults, less acutely ill adults, children, and patients with minor illness and injury. There are traumdex x-ray facilities in the critical care/resuscitation area, and both departments are immediately adjacent to the main radiology facilities (CT, Ultrasound, MRI). Dedicated elevators are available to move patients to the Intensive Care Units and/or the Operating Suite.

 

University Hospital

lhsc uhThe new Emergency Department at University Hospital opened in March of 2004. This site currently sees approximately 39,000 patients per year and has the capacity to see approximately 70,000. University Hospital is renowned for many of its specialized programs such as clinical neurosciences, quaternary cardiac care including a very active electrophysiology lab, robot-assisted cardiac surgery, and a leading transplant program. As such, this is the access point to those services for many members of the public and referring physicians.

Similar to Victoria Hospital, this state-of-the-art facility operates with a decentralized nursing model. Separate facilities are available for the critically ill and injured, acute and subacute medical/surgical conditions, and ambulatory patients. X-ray and CT facilities are available in the department, and a dedicated elevator provides access to CT, Ultrasound, MRI, the ICU and operating rooms.

 

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Hospitals in London

The Division of Emergency Medicine at the London Health Sciences Centre presently operates three emergency departments 24 hours a day in addition to 8 hours of Urgent Care coverage 7 days a week. All sites are staffed by full time emergency physicians, with an average of over ten years experience. All members of the department have faculty appointments at the University of Western Ontario and specialty qualifications in Emergency Medicine.

The department is the major training site for residency programs in Emergency Medicine under the auspices of both the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and the Canadian College of Family Physicians. In addition, first year postgraduate trainees in all disciplines rotate through the emergency departments. Postgraduate year 2 trainees in Family Medicine also spend time in the emergency departments. Active teaching programs are ongoing for all of these postgraduate trainees, as well as undergraduate medical students at the University of Western Ontario.

As of June 12th, 2005 London Health Sciences Division of Emergency Medicine is now located on 3 sites - Victoria & University Hospitals of the London Health Sciences Centre and the Urgent Care Centre at St. Josesph's Hospital. In addition there is also the Children's Hospital Emergency Department, which operates at the Victoria Hospital.