Overnight Open Thread

jcm2/04/2009 8:06:21 am PST

re: #871 Dustoff-507

I have to.. Headed to Prov then redirected to Stevens. But 14 hosp’s that couldn’t help? 0-:

England, National Health (S)care….

A&E patients left in ambulances for up to FIVE hours ‘so trusts can meet government targets’

Seriously ill patients are being kept in ambulances outside hospitals for hours so NHS trusts do not miss Government targets.

Thousands of people a year are having to wait outside accident and emergency departments because trusts will not let them in until they can treat them within four hours, in line with a Labour pledge.

Some bureaucrat decided 4 hours was reasonable, but the clock starts when they come into the ER.


Hold in the Ambulance!