The 2020 Health Care Climate Champion Awards will recognise the achievements, innovations and effective climate management programmes of hospitals and health systems - entries are open now https://t.co/p5kh9WbZVZ pic.twitter.com/FAtPEc0xHA— HEFMA (@HEFMAUK) August 7, 2020
Hemel Hempstead General Hospital
Hemel Hempstead General Hospital has an urgent care centre (UCC) which is open from 8am to 10pm daily, seven days a week. Other facilities provided by the Trust on site includes a medical inpatient ward (Simpson ward), endoscopy unit, diagnostic imaging and outpatient clinics. The inpatient ward was transferred to the Trust from another provider in October 2019.
The UCC is a nurse-led unit co-located with a 24-hour GP service and provides a service for adults and children over two years old with minor injuries and illnesses. It also provides a referral point for the Trust’s deep vein thrombosis service.
Our inspection on 18 and 19 February was unannounced. During our inspection we spoke with 8 staff, 4 patients and relatives. We reviewed 8 sets of medical records. During and after our inspection we also reviewed a wide range of documentation including policies, standard operating procedures, meeting minutes, risk registers, actions plans and results from local audits.
NHS People Plan is dominated by the learning from and challenges of COVID-19 and how they can be embedded in future workforce transformation, however, disappointing lack of recognition for estates and facilities staff as essential workers https://t.co/kvAc03TfgK pic.twitter.com/LS1wWOvXdA— HEFMA (@HEFMAUK) July 31, 2020