Critical Care Transfers
It is vital that critically ill or injured patients are treated rapidly in an acute hospital in order to stabilise them or limit their injuries. However, there are several instances when such management may be followed by further (secondary) transfer to another acute hospital:
- Clinical transfer– when the facilities needed for definitive treatment are not available at the initial hospital.
- Capacity transfer– when the initial hospital has inadequate equipment, bed capacity, staffing or monitoring to provide the necessary care.
- Repatriation–highly specialised hospitals may need to transfer patients to ensure they can treat the next patient who needs their specialist facilities. Patients may also be moved back to hospitals nearer to their home and family. In these cases, patients will have had their specialist treatment, are almost always stable and the transfer may involve a step-down in the level of their care.
Critical Care Safe Transfer Training
Unfortunately due to COVID 19 Transfer Training has been cancelled for 2020.
Please keep checking for Transfer Training in 2021.
West Yorkshire Critical Care Transfer Training Handbook
Click to download a copy of the West Yorkshire Critical Care Safe Transfer Handbook
WYCCODN Critical Care Transfer Guidelines (2017)
The Intra Hospital Transfer Form can be downloaded and printed from the above file.
For additional A3 Inter Hospital Transfer Forms please contact firstname.lastname@example.org who will happily send some to you.