BASILDON University Hospital will be offering a glimpse into the running of its busy accident and emergency (A&E) department, during a live Tweetathon on Monday 10 November, 8am until 8pm.
More than 103,000 people attended the hospital’s A&E last year (2013/14), and the number of patients is increasing.
The Tweetathon will provide a ‘real time’ view of the work of the department, including the number of patients being seen and the reasons they have come to A&E, the roles of staff in the department, and how A&E links with other areas of the hospital. The Tweetathon is also an opportunity, at the start of winter, to highlight where other health services could be used as a more appropriate alternative to A&E.
Nigel Kee, Chief Operations Officer said: “We usually see around 320 patients a day in our A&E department, but this can rise to more than 380 patients on busier days.
We are anticipating another busy winter.
“During the Tweetathon we will be sending out regular tweets to give people an insight into the work of our emergency and urgent care teams, highlighting some of the challenges they face every day.”
To follow the Tweetathon, search and follow Basildon Hospital on Twitter @Basildonhosp, or search #BasildonhospAE on the day.