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New End Of Life Mortality Audit goes live on 1st July 2016 - DCHS has revised the end of mortality audit- it is really important for you, your team and your patients as well as for the organisation as a whole that you and your team complete this for every patient who dies on a DCHS ward or if you are a community collegue for every patient where you provided end of life care, regardless of where they actually die.

  • Inpatient deaths should be reviewed and reported within 72 hours.
  • Inpatient wards are NO LONGER required to complete a nil return.
  • Community deaths should be reviewed and reported within 7 working days.
  • By the 7th day of the month any community teams who did not have a patient death in the preceding month should complete a nil return.

If you have any problems, questions or concerns please contact Tracey Brailsford or call on 07966981885