‘Worst November on record’ for hospital overcrowding as 12,624 patients wait for a bed, says INMO

Over 12,624 patients have been forced to wait for a hospital bed across the month of November, including over 563 children. he Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation’s (INMO), which compiles the ‘TrolleyWatch’ figures, said it represents the “worst November on record for hospital overcrowding”. Every morning at 8am, INMO members count how many patients are … Read more

91 patients waiting for a hospital bed at UHL

There were 660 admitted patients waiting for a hospital bed this morning, according to figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation, including 27 patients at the three children’s hospitals. The INMO said that 548 patients are waiting in emergency departments, with 112 in wards. The worst hospital affected is University Hospital Limerick with 91 … Read more

Thai health ministry assures bed availability for COVID patients

DMS Director-General Thongchai Keeratihuttayakorn assured that the number of available beds at hospitals in Greater Bangkok would not be a concern. Adequate supplies of COVID medication for patients have also been prepared by the DMS. As COVID-19 infections see a worldwide resurgence, the public is being urged to take precautions during the cold season. The … Read more

Patients waiting weeks to go home as ‘bed blocking’ continues at Jersey’s General Hospital

A SHORTAGE of carers in the community is continuing to cause bed-blocking issues within the General Hospital – with some patients waiting weeks to go home despite being medically cleared to do so. On Monday there were 35 patients awaiting discharge after being assessed as fit enough to leave – 22 in the General Hospital … Read more

New Ontario law for hospital bed shortages worsens situation for patients, advocates say

A new law that allows Ontario hospitals to send certain patients to long-term care facilities without their consent will only worsen the existing bed shortage in hospitals, experts and advocates say, because it is making a hospital admission the only route to securing a care- home bed. The legislation passed in August was designed to … Read more

Same-day discharge of patients getting stent ‘saves’ 100 bed days : The Tribune India

Tribune News Service Naina Mishra Chandigarh, November 20 A PGI study has suggested by discharging heart patients who have undergone percutaneous coronary intervention (stent in coronary artery) the same day can save 100 cardiac unit bed days (when patient is confined to a bed and stays overnight in hospital) for those with heart … Read more

Same-day discharge of patients getting stent ‘saves’ 100 bed days : The Tribune India

Tribune News Service Naina Mishra Chandigarh, November 20 A PGI study has suggested by discharging heart patients who have undergone percutaneous coronary intervention (stent in coronary artery) the same day can save 100 cardiac unit bed days (when patient is confined to a bed and stays overnight in hospital) for those with heart … Read more

Same-day discharge of patients getting stent ‘saves’ 100 bed days : The Tribune India

Tribune News Service Naina Mishra Chandigarh, November 20 A PGI study has suggested by discharging heart patients who have undergone percutaneous coronary intervention (stent in coronary artery) the same day can save 100 cardiac unit bed days (when patient is confined to a bed and stays overnight in hospital) for those with heart … Read more

New 3-bed hospice for palliative care patients experiencing homelessness opens in Windsor

Nancy Lefebre, senior vice president and chief operating officer for the Saint Elizabeth Foundation, attended the opening of Windsor’s first Journey Home Hospice, a palliative care facility meant for people experiencing homelessness. (Stacey Janzer/CBC – image credit) End-of-life care is difficult enough to navigate, but for people experiencing homelessness, palliative resources are largely unavailable. Saint … Read more