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Safer Start was established in the first few weeks of January 2016 to tackle the bottlenecks that affect patient flow and disrupt performance. The campaign encouraged the use of ‘Breaking the Cycle’ events (such as a ‘perfect week’) and Multi-disciplinary Accelerated Discharge Events (MADE). The aim was to get patients who no longer required acute medical care out of hospital, with a particular focus on the easier to discharge ‘stranded patients’ (those who have been in hospital longer than 7 days). 

The findings of the review into the impact of the Safer Start campaign can be found here.