A new condition called ‘Exit Block’ is harming patients: they are put at risk when ‘Exit Block’ occurs. This happens where you can’t get patients from A&E into a hospital inpatient bed. Over 500,000 patients a year are affected. The Royal College of Emergency Medicine says that this is unacceptable. The Royal College of Emergency Medicine is currently campaigning to eradicate Exit Block from Emergency Departments.
This video highlights the work underway in Leicester Hospitals to tackle Exit Block.