This piece is a question and answer session with questions from the online audience.
What do we think is the clinical care difference that having an elevated level of monitoring and more people around of all all sorts? Why is it good for our patients? As regards admissions to your campus care area; what criteria do you use? Do we need rapid critical care expansion in countries with very few beds? Could the enhanced care wards, in their approach, be compared with the post anaesthetic care unit? Would you cancel or postpone a cancer patient’s operation, if not enhanced care or post operative critical care bed available? If you feel it is essential, if you feel the operation essential?
Presented by Mike Grocott, Professor of Anaesthesia and Critical Care at the University of Southampton and Lee Fleisher, Emeritus Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, University of Pennsylvania with Ramani Moonsinghe, Professor of Perioperative Medicine at University College London (UCL), Hon Consultant in Anaesthesia, UCLH, Mike Swart, Consultant in Anaesthesia and Critical Care Medicine at Torbay Hospital and advisor to the UK Department of Health for the Enhanced Recovery Programme and Anna Batchellor, trained in anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine (ICM) she works in Newcastle upon Tyne; past President of the Intensive Care Society, past Dean of the Faculty of ICM, past member of Council of the Royal College of Anaesthetists. She tried to retire in June 2016 and managed to spend a year working part time before being hijacked by the Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) programme.