Bariatric Policy (Care of the Bariatric Patient)

Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust Policy for the Care of the Bariatric Patient

The purpose of this policy is:

  • Manual handling training of staff that may be involved.
  • Support the provision of seamless care and a safe system of work for bariatric patients.
  • Identify sources of expert advice and support.
  • Optimise the comfort, dignity, and safety and wellbeing of all concerned, through high quality assessment, risk assessment, care planning and provision of specialist equipment.
  • Reduce the risks to the patient and staff associated with manual handling.
  • Support effective working practices with Yorkshire Ambulance Services, the Fire and Rescue Service, Foundation Trusts and Local Authority Services.

To download the policy please follow the link:   Bariatric Policy v4.1

To download the EIA for this policy, please follow this link: Bariatric Policy v4 EIA