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New discharge suite opens to improve patient flow

A new discharge suite has opened at Northampton General Hospital this week to help free up beds on wards.

The area means that patients who no longer need to be in hospital have a comfortable place to wait while paperwork or prescriptions are processed and while they wait for their transport home. 

The new area, which has nursing staff, has facilities for up to 20 patients in chairs and four side rooms for patients in beds.

The new area will help in making beds available for patients who need to be admitted to hospital and reduce the time patients spend waiting in A&E.

You will find the new discharge suite just inside the Cheyne Walk entrance to the hospital, near to the optician shop. Here's a map:

 

Posted on Tuesday 9th May 2017
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