Lyncroft care home joins Queen Elizabeth Hospital’s new Red Bag initiative
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A Wisbech care home has become the latest to get involved with the Queen Elizabeth Hospital’s new Red Bag initiative.
The Lyncroft care home has lent its support to the scheme which gives residents a red bag for their journey to and from hospital.
The bags include paperwork and information on the resident, as well as personal belongings and allows the patient to be identified as a care home resident. The bag stays with them at all times and the paperwork is updated on their return from the hospital.
The project is a collaboration between the King’s Lynn-based hospital, the East of England Ambulance Service, West Norfolk CCG and 16 local care homes.
Lyncroft care home manager, Jan Davison, said: “We jumped at the chance to be involved in this initiative.
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“We aim to provide the highest standards of care for our residents and this simple but innovative project will improve communications and enable us to work more closely with our colleagues in the ambulance service and at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.”
“Going into hospital can be a stressful time for residents especially those living with dementia. Having their own belongings safely and securely with them at all times can give them comfort and reassurance.”
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The bags allow correct care to be immediately given as the hospital and ambulance staff will have accurate and up-to-date information.