Te Whatu Ora - Nelson Marlborough case study: Trauma at the top of the South
The transition from hospital to home can be challenging for patients who have experienced major trauma. The team at Te Whatu Ora – Nelson Marlborough identified that discharge information is often complex and confusing for patients. They are expected to understand how to manage their injuries and any associated functional restrictions, arrange and/or attend follow-up appointments and liaise with the different health and social agencies relevant to their rehabilitation journey. This is made even more difficult when patients are discharged without receiving their electronic discharge summary where some, or all, of this information is found. The team worked to ensure all major trauma patients are discharged safely from Nelson Hospital with appropriate information to support their transition to the community.
Read the news item about this case study: Changes to discharge summaries improves support for major trauma patients in Nelson Marlborough.