ER doctors and nurses campaign for reforms - Toronto

  1. [font=Times]Emergency rooms in crisis, doctor claims
    Government told it has no choice but to act

    Ruth Dolinski was rushed to Credit Valley Hospital Monday and admitted with chest pains, but one day later she was still lying behind a curtain in the emergency department because no acute care beds were available for her.

    Dolinski, 79, was one of nine patients waiting in the emergency department for a bed at the Mississauga hospital, including 6-year-old Osama Mujtaba, who was admitted at 9:30 a.m. yesterday after suffering a severe asthma attack...
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  3. by   gwenith
    The upside of a national health system is that everyone gets treatment - regardless the downside is problems like this. Shortage of Acute Care beds.
  4. by   deathnurse
    I've been fighting to keep my ward clerk and not having them sent home to save a hundred bucks a shift.
  5. by   traumaRUs
    Its not just a problem in national-health-care countries. Here in the US - we have the same problems...its not unusual to wait 6 to 8 hours for a bed and not uncommon for waits up to 24 hours!