TableĀ 1

Implementation of PEWS and/or RRT by type of hospital from electronic survey

Type of systemType of hospital
District general hospitalTertiary centreAll
PEWS present and requires action by medical or nursing staff (no RRT)48 (63.2%)6 (28.6%)54 (55.7%)
PEWS present and requires action by medical, nursing staff or RRT10 (13.2%)13 (61.9%)23 (23.7%)
No PEWS present but RRT triggered by medical or nursing concern1 (1.3%)0 (0%)1 (1.0%)
No PEWS or RRT present17 (22.4%)2 (9.5%)19 (19.6%)
Total76 (100%)21 (100%)97 (100%)
  • PEWS, paediatric early warning systems; RRT, rapid response team.