This integrated pathway (Red Bag Pathway) is designed to support care homes, ambulance services and the local hospital meet the requirements of NICE guideline NG27: Transition between inpatient hospital setting and community or care homes.
A Red bag is used to transfer standardised paperwork, medication and personal belongings and stays with the resident throughout their hospital episode and is returned home with resident. The standardised paperwork will ensure that everyone involved in the care for the resident will have necessary information about the resident’s general health, e.g. baseline information, current concern, social information and any medications, on discharge the care home will receive a discharge summary with the medications in the red bag.
The pathway enables a significant reduction in the amount of time taken for ambulance transfer times and for A&E assessment times and reduces avoidable hospital admissions.
The Openhouse “Red Bag” is the original as described in NICE guideline NG27: Transition between inpatient hospital setting and community or care homes.
The Vanguard Patient Overnight Bag has been designed using our latest micrAgard wipe clean fabric with an inner silver micAgard lining. micrAgard gives the product a high quality, hard wearing and durable feel with top grab handles for ease of carrying.
Zip: Openhouse Standard Gun Metal Grey Zip with No. 10 chain and sliders.
Piping: Gun Metal Grey PVC Piping.
This is our standard piping that is used across all of our products. It adds strength and structure as well as protection to items contained within the bag.