PRI inpatient bed models update

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A new bed model has been implemented in Perth Royal Infirmary.

With a continued focus on patient safety and staff experience, staff teams in PRI have been working together to improve pathways of care, and to determine how best to design the inpatient service models for orthopaedics, medicine and surgery.

A multi-professional short life working group considered the clinical, bed modelling and workforce requirements.  This work was informed by feedback from staff at engagement sessions over recent months, which were held in partnership with staff side.

The updated bed model is part of improvements at PRI supported by the Tayside Unscheduled Care Board and ‘Inpatient Capacity & Flow Programme.’ The changes will see a separation of unscheduled care and elective surgery wards and will strengthen the capacity at Perth for elective surgery as part of the Shaping Surgical Services programme. These changes have been made possible through improvement work to improve capacity and flow.

The updated bed model is:

  • Unscheduled Medicine – Wards 3, 4 and 6. Total 80 beds.
  • A new combined Ortho Trauma and Unscheduled Medicine – Ward 1. Total 24 beds.
  • Elective Surgery – Ward 7. Total 16 beds.
  • Elective Orthopaedics – Ward 8. Total 16 beds

Q&A drop-in sessions have been well attended by staff in the weeks leading up to the introduction of the updated bed model.

If you would like further information, please contact:

  • Associate Director Hospital Services, PRI and Stracathro Kerry Wilson – email:
  • Staff side representative Mike Cafferty – email:

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