Ward Stay

A Ward Stay is the time a PATIENT, using a Hospital Bed and/or using a delivery facility, stays in one WARD.

Description

A Ward Stay is an ACTIVITY GROUP.

A Ward Stay is the time a PATIENT, using a Hospital Bed and/or using a delivery facility, stays in one WARD.

Each Ward Stay is within only one Hospital Provider Spell.

When a PATIENT takes Home Leave, Mental Health Leave of Absence or has a current period of Mental Health Absence Without Leave, this should be recorded as a WARD transfer and a new Ward Stay should begin on return.

For Mental Health Services Data Set (MHSDS), the Ward Stay remains uninterrupted when a PATIENT leaves the WARD for  Home Leave, Mental Health Leave of Absence  or Mental Health Absence Without Leave.

In the case of:

For each Ward Stay there should be a named NURSE or MIDWIFE who is responsible for the nursing or midwifery care of the PATIENT. If the named NURSE or MIDWIFE changes, the change is recorded.

Also Known As

This NHS business definition is also known by these names:

Context Alias
Plural Ward Stays

Where Used

Type Link How used
Attribute ACTIVITY GROUP TYPE references in description Ward Stay
Attribute CRITICAL CARE DISCHARGE STATUS references in description Ward Stay
Data Element END DATE (WARD STAY) references in description Ward Stay
Data Element END TIME (WARD STAY) references in description Ward Stay
Supporting Information Glossary of Terms references in description Ward Stay
NHS Business Definition Home Leave references in description Ward Stay
NHS Business Definition Hospital Provider Spell references in description Ward Stay
Attribute MENTAL HEALTH ADMITTED PATIENT CLASSIFICATION references in description Ward Stay
Class META CARE ACTIVITY references in description Ward Stay
Data Element OBSERVATION DATE (SUBSTANCE MISUSE EVIDENCE) references in description Ward Stay
Data Element START DATE (WARD STAY) references in description Ward Stay
Data Element START TIME (WARD STAY) references in description Ward Stay
Data Element TRANSFER START DATE (NEONATAL UNIT) references in description Ward Stay
Data Element TRANSFER START TIME (NEONATAL UNIT) references in description Ward Stay
Data Element WARD STAY IDENTIFIER references in description Ward Stay
NHS Business Definition Ward Stay references in description Ward Stay