Transporting patients home
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Transporting patients home

Kate May Staff nurse in accident and emergency care, Gwent Healthcare NHS Trust

An audit of transport home for patients discharged from an emergency department reveals that a lack of standards leads to long delays, says KATE MAY

At the Royal Gwent Hospital, which is part of Gwent Healthcare NHS Trust, the service quality of same-day discharge transport from the emerg ency department (ED) has long been a source of frustration for staff and patients.

Emergency Nurse. 16, 9, 26-29. doi: 10.7748/en2009.

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