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Red bag - Hospital staff: arrival at hospital and stay on ward

When advised by ambulance staff that a patient is a care home resident, hospital staff will refer to the enclosed paperwork for up-to-date information about the patient.

  • Once this paperwork has been reviewed the folder holding the paperwork will be placed inside the bag which will remain closed at all times.
  • They will ensure that the Red Bag remains with the patient at all times, keeping it with them in A&E and ensuring that it is placed in their locker or by their bed if they are transferred onto a ward.
  • Ward staff will ensure that there is an indicator of the red bag placed in the patient’s folder at the end of the patient’s bed and/or the ward board so that all staff are aware that they are a care home resident.
  • (Base) Ward staff will complete the Checklist and/or Property List and record what is in the bag.

 

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