Frail Elderly Pathway
The main aim of the service is to avoid inappropriate admission to hospital and to facilitate a safe discharge from A&E.
The FEP team, following assessment, facilitate discharge by providing one or several of the following:
Appropriate signposting to other agencies
Provide low-level equipment e.g. zimmer frame, commode etc.
Rapidly set up a package of care to meet patient needs if appropriate
Access to ICT bed/step-up beds
Arrange a follow up if necessary by a community nurse, physiotherapist, occupational therapist or social services
Multi-discipline liaison as appropriate
Follow-up telephone contact next day
The service operates 7 days a week between 8.30am – 6.30pm
Accident and Emergency
Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust
The service works directly with Accident and Emergency healthcare professionals.