The Red Bag comes to UCLH 

13/08/2019 00:00 
The Red Bag project, which helps provide a better experience when care home residents come into hospital, has arrived at UCLH.

When a resident becomes unwell and is assessed as needing hospital care, care home staff pack a dedicated red bag that includes the resident’s standardised paperwork, medication, clothes and other personal items.

The project has been launched for care home residents living in Camden and Islington.

The red bag helps create a smoother handover between care home, ambulance and hospital staff, with fewer phone calls and follow-ups needed between the hospital and care home for health information about the resident.

Bisi Soledolu, who has led the project for UCLH, said: “The red bag is a simple and practical way we can improve care for care home residents.

“It should mean we have more and better information about care home residents and we can make sure their personal items are well looked after.”

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