Recognising there was considerable variation in performance for the AQ sepsis measure set across Pennine hospital sites, the trust wanted to improve consistency in diagnosis and treatment of
patients presenting with suspected sepsis. The National recommendation to transition to using the NEWS2 assessment criteria gave the organisation the opportunity to review current practice to ensure early recognition and escalation of the deteriorating patient was paramount in admission areas.
The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is an acute hospital which operates Fairfield General Hospital in Bury, North Manchester General Hospital, the Royal Oldham Hospital
and Rochdale Infirmary, in Greater Manchester. In December 2017 it was announced that the trust was to form a new healthcare organisation by combining with Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust. The new organisation, Northern Care Alliance NHS Group, has over 17,000 staff, and a combined operating budget of £1.3bn covering Oldham, Bury and Rochdale, Salford and North Manchester.
North Manchester General Hospital, Oldham Care Organisation, Rochdale Infirmary and Fairfield General Hospital have been working collectively to improve the early recognition and treatment of patients with suspected sepsis.
- Pursue Quality Improvements to ensure safe, reliable and compassionate care
- Delivery of mandatory standards
- Support staff to deliver high performance and improvement
- Improve care and services through integration and collaboration
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