Hospital ER relocates and treats patients to next door coffee shop (Tim Hortons) - page 2
Check this out! This is the equivalent of sending ER patients temporarily to be treated in Dunkin Donuts (Tim Hortons is Canada's version of Starbucks, etc). Lots of press about this one...... Read More
- 2Mar 2, '11 by flyingchangeMy understanding was that the Timmy's was built with the purpose of being overflow. So it was used as intended... To me, the problem is that there was no underlying disaster or problem that forced the use of the overflow. It was just another (busier than usual) day in the ER..
- 3Mar 2, '11 by Mommy&RN"The daughter of a woman who received blood work and a heart monitoring test in the coffee shop says the doughnut counter may not have been the most hygienic location."
I wonder if the doughnut counter was more "hygienic" than the horribly overflowing ED.
- 0Mar 2, '11 by Esme12, BSN, RN Senior Moderator[quote=lckrn2pa;4813301]I don't see the problem, they staff used what they had available to take care of the people that needed care. It says in the article people were moved in 3hrs so whats the problem. People always looking for something to complain about.
Anyway, 99% of 30 or so ER's (was a travel nurse for 9yrs) I've worked at the patients treat it like a restaurant, and I'm just the waiter. "I need something for pain and a lunch box" "when do you serve dinner?" "I need a soda"
Hi, welcome to_____ ER would you like to see our dinner menu and our narcotic menu? I highly recommend the Ham and Swiss sandwich with Dilaudid and Zofran on the side and for a desert how about the chocolate pudding with a topping of ativan sprinkles?[/quote]
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