WRHA Medicine Program Bed Policy

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Policies
Policy: WRHA Medicine Program Bed Policy
Policy Nr: Sec 03 - 07
Target Review Date: 2017-12-31
Main Stakeholder: Department Head

Priorities

Priorities for allocation of available General Medicine beds are as follows:

Health Sciences Centre

  1. To the Medical Intensive Care Unit when there are transferable MICU patients in order to maintain at least two empty MICU beds.
  2. To the Coronary Care Unit when there are transferable CCU patients in order to maintain at least one empty CCU bed.
  3. To adult TB patients identified by the medical director of the Provincial TB Program as requiring urgent hospital admission.
  4. Medical patients in the HSC Emergency department assessed as requiring admission to a general medical service.
  5. Patients from other hospitals or centers in Manitoba or Northwestern Ontario requiring admission to a tertiary care Medicine Program bed.
  6. Medical patients who present to the Emergency departments of any of the other three sites where medical beds are not available and when there are more than four empty medical beds at Health Sciences Centre.


Grace Hospital

  1. To the Grace Intensive Care Unit when there are transferable Medical or cardiac ICU patients in order to maintain at least two empty Intensive Care beds.
  2. To adult TB patients identified by the Provincial Tuberculosis Program medical director as requiring acute hospitalization for treatment or investigation of tuberculosis and who can not be accommodated at the Health Sciences Centre.
  3. Medical patients in the Emergency Department assessed as requiring admission to a general medical service.
  4. Medical patients presenting to any of the other three Emergency departments when that hospital is full and when there are more than four empty medical beds at the Grace Hospital.


St. Boniface Hospital

  1. To the Medical Intensive Care Unit when there are transferable ICU patients in order to ensure at least two empty ICU beds.
  2. Patients presenting to the St. Boniface Hospital Emergency department assessed to require admission to an acute medical bed.
  3. Patients from other sites within Manitoba or Northwestern Ontario who need admission to an acute tertiary medical bed.
  4. Medical patients who present to the Emergency departments of any of the other three sites where medical beds are not available and when there are more than four empty medical beds at St. Boniface Hospital.


Victoria Hospital

  1. To the Medical Intensive Care Unit when there are transferable patients in order to ensure at least two empty Critical Care beds.
  2. Patients presenting to the Victoria Hospital Emergency department who require admission to an acute medical bed.
  3. Medical patients who present to the Emergency departments of any of the other three sites where medical beds are not available and when there are more than four empty medical beds at Victoria Hospital.


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