Geriatric Emergency Department Intervention (GEDI)
Geriatric Emergency Department Intervention (GEDI) is a program that helps frail, older people access the right health care, in the right place and time. The GEDI team consists of nurses and doctors providing assessments, clear communication, care coordination and appropriate discharge planning. The team focuses on all emergency department presentations to our hospitals of frail, older persons.
Benefits of our GEDI program:
- Specialist assessment by geriatric emergency department nurse
- Reduced length of stay in our emergency department for patients
- Fast tracking of patients through our emergency departments
- Improved emergency department discharge planning
- Improved communication between our emergency department and treating general practioners.
The patient must:
- 75 years+ or 55 years+ with a Rockwood Clinical Frailty Score (CFS) >4 or 55 years+ if identifying as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
To read more about our GEDI team and program, click here.