QMH Acute Admissions Avoidance (AAA) Pathway
The overall aim of the AAA pathway (which includes the Brysson Whyte Rehabilitation Unit (BWRU) and Inpatient Elderly Rehabilitation Service (IERS)) is to provide an easy-to-access alternative to attendances at Accident and Emergency and inappropriate acute admissions. The pathway provides MDT assessments which aim to negate the need for an acute admission and can enable patients to remain safely at home, with input from Community Adult Health Services (CAHS) when required, or alternatively be admitted to the short stay Mary Seacole Ward when necessary.
Patients who require a ‘rapid response’ should be assessed on the same day as the referral is made (if within operating hours) through the Rapid Access Clinic (RAC). Patients who require a less urgent response (i.e. a ‘preventative and proactive assessment’) will be assessed within a reasonable time frame as agreed with the referrer.