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Coroners Act Response to the Coronial Findings in the matter of Ms Irene Magriplis dated 21 September 2017



Coroners Act Response to the Coronial Findings in the matter of Ms Irene Magriplis dated 21 September 2017

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ataDarwin W.Y PRIVATE HOSPITAL Manual: Section: Damin Private Hospital Polley Manual Special Observation Unit (SOU) Ref. No.: Issue Date: 9.04 (prev 1.1 0) Aug 2017 Page: 2of2 Title: SOU- Unplanned transfer to DEFINITION I BACKGROUND The Darwin Private Hospital Special Observation Unit is a 4 bed facility located within the Jacana Ward consisting of 4 monitored beds, one of which Is a private room. It has the capacity to provide care for both complicated and complexsurg(cal and medical admissions and patients requiring cardiac monitoring. PROCEDURE The admitting VMO will de~rm{ne the reql)irement for patient admission to the DPH SOU. The admiftlng VMO wiD liaise With NU(\11 J~~~ the Access manager or the After Hours Coordinator of the Intention to admit the patient to the DPH sou. The acc_esS manager qr th~-after-hours coordtnarorwlll natsewith the JacanaNurse Unit Memager or Teamtea:derwho will taciUtafe the staffing reqlllred to provlde;approprJate:pattent care. The Nurse Unit-Manager or the team leader on Jac;anawiii notify theRMO Ofthelmpeildingadmlsslon. The patient will be accepted Into the DPH sou In an approprfatetlm8frame. The VMO will be contacted by the Jacana NUM or the staff allocated to.the DPH SOU at the time and informed of the patients arrival. IDENTIFIED-RISK (S) AND RISK ASSESSMENTS Poor management of the Special Observation Unit may mull Risk Rating: MEJJIUM In increased risk of harm to the patient Likelihood is posSible-and the possible conseqriehc:B cmild be high KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS RlskMan-patient incidents REFERENCES Author: Pauline Amorim, Director of Nursing RELATED POLICIES HSP 8.18 Clinical Handover- Departmental and Intra-Unit HSP 8.45 Clinical Deterioration. Recognising and Responding to REVIEW HISTORY Date Reviewed by Event- fe new p_oUcy._ minor revlsion. malor changes Dec2016 NewPoH~y Aug,2017 QM ponov. name changed moved to SOU section. REVIEW I CONSULTATION General Manager Director of Nursing Quality Manager Hospital Access Manager NUMJacana After Hours Coordinators Authorised: JoSeiler Authorised: Pauline Amorim Designation: General Manager Designation: Director of Nursing Signature: Signature: ----'

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