Abstracts from the Society for Acute Medicine: Spring meeting
We have successfully been running with a Consultant presence in day-time (0900-1700) in the admissions area for a number of years. The recent NCEPOD report – an Acute Problem, criticised the lack of Consultant input into care of patients being transferred to Critical care areas out of hours. The DoH Hospital at Night project has suggested extending the normal working day into the twilight shift.
Reference: Volume 5 Issue 1 Pages 29 - 32 (2006)