Benefits of Using the Welsh Levels of Care to Assess Patient Acuity

Demonstrates Swansea Bay University Health Board values: caring for each other; working together; and, always improving, by:


        • Providing evidence about acuity and dependency of patients and allowing for monitoring of changes in the caseload.
        • Demonstrating the demands upon the ward.
        • Enabling nurses to consider the individual needs of patients when planning and delivering patient care.
        • Recording appropriate staffing levels and highlighting use of supplementary staff.
        • Improving reporting and escalation.
        • Supporting nurses' professional judgement.
        • Supporting the calculations for Nurse Staffing Levels.