Anybody here (other than myself) read the latest diktat?
Emergency is going to start moving their patients up to the units STAT! The Ambulances will be back on the street!
Great you think, until the message sinks in and you think about it.
Floor staff are getting shafted once again. We are to find beds in LTC, sub-acute, offer stretchers or chairs for care, or send them home! Discharges can now take place at any time on any shift.
It doesn't matter if we have enough staff on the floor to safely care for the extra patients, they just have to be out of Emerg to make the statistics look good.
All I can see from this is more verbal abuse from families and patients because the "nasty floor manager gave my 92yo mother the option of care on a stretcher in the tubroom or going home at 23:30".
Good times ahead!