Amber Stage

The amber stage signifies that a patient is deteriorating now.  The prognosis is thought to be weeks and the patient may be becoming more unwell week to week.

If an individual has a rapidly deteriorating condition that may be entering a terminal phase they may need Fast track NHS continuing healthcare funding to enable their needs to be met urgently (e.g. to allow them to go home to die or appropriate end of life support to be put in place).  Consider using the NHS Continuing Healthcare Fast Track Tool.

Read more about Prognosis of a few weeks...

Things to consider at this stage
Fast Track Continuing Care  
Anticipatory Prescribing  
DNACPR – Do Not Attempt Resuscitation  
Relevant Services