Transfer, discharge and handover
Departure of Emergency Department Patients, PD2014_025, NSW Health 17 July 2014
This policy outlines the principles for implementing a standardised approach to determining whether a patient is ready for departure from NSW Emergency Departments (EDs) once the ED phase of their care is complete.
- Self Assessment Checklist - Departure of ED Patients, prepared by the ECI
- Managing Driving Safety for At Risk Clients – Example Template - This resource provides an adaptable flowchart outlining what to do if a person is at risk of driving unsafely..
Inter-facility Transfer Process for Adults requiring Specialist Care, PD2011_031, NSW Health, 1 June 2011
To provide a process for the inter-facility transfer of adult patients requiring specialist care where existing clinical referral pathways do not exist or access to safe and timely care is delayed. Nominated tertiary referral centres are defined and require senior clinicians with facility Patient Flow Units to coordinate the safe and timely transfer of patients.
NSW critical care tertiary referral networks (paediatrics) - PD2010_030, NSW Health, 2 June 2010
This Policy Directive relates to critically ill children requiring inter-hospital transfer and should be read in conjunction with policy
- Patient Transport Service - Melanie Frost, Senior Manager Strategy and Performance, Patient Transport Service at the ECI Nursing Leadership Forum 19 May 2017
- Inter-Hospital Transfer Escalation Protocol - Dr Trish Saccasan-Whelan at the ECI Emergency Care Symposium 2015
Retrieval Handover, PD2012_019, NSW Health, 19 April 2012
The purpose of this policy is to confirm the process to ensure a coordinated handover and transfer of care between hospital clinicians and medical retrieval teams. Compliance with this policy will minimise the chances of adverse events during handover of retrieval patients between hospital and retrieval teams.