Royal Alexandra Hospital, Paisley

Hospital A&E Information

There are 10 consultants in Emergency Medicine who provide input to the A & E department at both the Royal Alexandra and Inverclyde Royal Hospitals. Patients requiring admission at RAH are admitted to 8 orthopaedic beds (it is possible to expand this number) under the care of the Emergency Medicine consultants (previously the general surgeons provided this care).The vast majority of admissions are for less than 48 hours but occasionally extend to as long as 2-3 weeks. The main problem of extended stay cases is with elderly patients.

Patients fitting scenarios A & B would be referred to the Rehabilitation Medicine (RM) consultants. Acutely behaviourally disturbed cases (scenario C) are managed with existing resources and occasionally referred to the RM consultant. The informant had no experience of scenario D & E. Those returning from neurosurgery are referred to the Larkfield Unit.

Reviews, Plans and Strateigies

Joint strategies have been agreed between NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde and the following local authorities.

Glasgow City - Glasgow City acquired brain injury strategic framework 2005 - 2014

West Dunbartonshire Acquired Brain Injury Strategy 2006 - 2009

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