The bags help staff deliver quality patient care during transfers. / SUR

Rainbow donation brightens children's hospital transfers

The Gibraltar Health Authority has received two emergency transfer bags donated to the local hospital's children's ward by the Research Into Child Cancer

N. MATTHEWS

The Gibraltar Health Authority has received two emergency transfer bags donated to the local hospital's children's ward by the Research Into Child Cancer. These bags will be used to easily and efficiently carry equipment during a patient transfer from St Bernard's Hospital to partner hospitals in Spain and the UK. The bags were designed in conjunction with the North West London Critical Care Network, following consultations with over 120 clinicians. Their design delivers standardised equipment and 'at a glance' checking to support front line staff when transferring critically ill patients.

Cary-Anne Taylor-Perez, Sister Charge Nurse for Rainbow Ward said: "When patients deteriorate and require further treatment, quick transfer to tertiary hospitals is required. To ensure optimum and safe patient transfers, the equipment we take is imperative." Minister for Health, Samantha Sacramento said: "These patient transfer bags will greatly assist staff when transferring patients to our partner hospitals."