The HHCApp will now automatically calculate your required moments for the National Audit period based on the number of acute beds that you enter.
This calculation is based on Section 7.3.1 of the NHHI Manual, found here. You might also review section 5.7.1 of the manual for detail regarding eligible departments for auditing.
When you log into the HHCApp, click on the Organisation > Details tab, you will now see:
- The bed number field has been replaced if you are a dental facility (now number of chairs) or day procedure service (number of procedures per year). If your organisation is an acute hospital, the number of beds field will still exist
- A new required moments field is visible and auto calculated based on the bed number/number of chairs/number of procedures per year input by the organisation.
Please see below answers to some common questions on this topic:
What is an acute bed?
An acute (inpatient) bed is a bed designated for occupancy by a patient who has been admitted for acute care.
My hospital also has dental chairs/and or does outpatient dialysis/haematology, what do I record?
If it is an acute hospital, then only record the acute bed number and disregard the chair number or procedure volume.
My hospital is a mental health facility, what do I record?
If your organisation does not have any acute mental health beds, then these beds should not be included in the bed numbers recorded in the HHCApp.