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Pathway Examples

Below you can find and download examples of Emergency Care Pathway and other supporting documents that have been provided to NELA by participating sites.

Part of the remit of NELA is to facilitate improvement in the delivery of care for patients undergoing an emergency laparotomy through the dissemination of good practice.

Other hospitals are invited to adapt these pathways for their own purposes. NELA is unable to comment on the efficacy of these documents, as they are provided for information only. Hospitals should monitor the implementation of these pathways in their own hospital to ensure they achieve the desired effects.

Each Pathway is credited to the trust that has provided the information to us.

Examples documents

LATEST (Updated April 2018)

Wye Valley NHS Trust

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board


Colchester General Hospital

Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust

Derby Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
(Adapted from Royal Surrey County Hospital pathway)


Pre 2018 examples

Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust

Harrogate District Hospital

Manchester Royal Infirmary

North Bristol NHS Trust

Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust

Southend University Hospital NHS Trust

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

Weston Area Health NHS Trust