Red and Green Bed Days

‘Red and Green Bed Days’ are a visual management system to assist in the identification of wasted time in a patient’s journey. 

Applicable to in-patient wards in both acute and community settings, this approach is used to reduce internal and external delays as part of the SAFER patient flow bundle.

It is not appropriate for high turnover areas such as Emergency Departments, Assessment Units, Clinical Decision Units/Observation Units, and Short Stay Units where using Red and Green on an hours/minutes basis may be more appropriate.


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