BSPGHAN 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting

27- 29 April 2021

EFFECTIVENESS OF HOME BOWEL PREPARATION FOR CHILDREN LIVING LONG DISTANCES FROM ENDOSCOPY CENTRE

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Christine Spray
Christine Spray
22 days ago

Thank you for your poster. Simple but interesting study to support change in practice. Do the authors arrange the lists according to distance required to travel? Whilst the study has supported RACH to change to day case endoscopy, do patients and families now book hotels in order to facilitate bowel prep when not travelling and attending the hospital for the lists on time especially those listed for the morning? Has cost been transferred to the patient and families.

Jamie Motion
Jamie Motion
20 days ago

Thank you for the comments. Our lists are arranged keeping in mind travel times for patients and, where possible, we try and make them as convenient as possible for patients and their families.
We are very fortunate in Aberdeen to have an on site “parent accomodation” that is funded by our charity partner and if families feel that travelling on the day of the procedure will be too inconvenient we are able to accommodate them here rather than expecting to find a hotel stay out of their on pocket.

Christine Spray
Christine Spray
20 days ago

Thanks for your reply

David Campbell
David Campbell
18 days ago

This is actually really helpful. This is something that we will definitely be quoting when we move patients off the ward for bowel prep. I suspect the distances some of your patients travel would be considerably further than many of ours that we prep in hospital.
Well done and thank you Jamie.

Jamie Motion
Jamie Motion
18 days ago
Reply to  David Campbell

Thank you David. We haven’t yet collected the data but certainly anecdotally patients seem to prefer being at home to undergo their bowel prep also. Feels like a win/win for both the hospital and the patients so far.