Low bed capacity grows wait times at NMC; Staff shortages, high demand stress statewide system | Local News

ST. ALBANS — Wait times for inpatient care at Northwestern Medical Center have ballooned, and interim CEO Jonathan Billings is asking for people to be patient. Essentially, Vermont’s medical system just doesn’t have the capacity for the increased demand that began to affect hospitals across the state after 2020, and it will take some time … Read more

Kansas legislators say it’s time to fix mental health bed shortages

TOPEKA — After months of meetings and complaints from civilians and law enforcement officials, lawmakers say they have clear targets in addressing the state’s severe mental health care shortages. With a shortage of room in psychiatric facilities across the state, community hospitals and jails have had to shoulder housing and care costs for mentally unstable … 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

Doctor and bed shortages affect services at BPKIHS hospital

Rudra Limbu, a chronic kidney patient from Urlabari in Morang, visited the BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS) in Dharan for treatment last Monday. The consulting doctor at the emergency unit recommended admission to the Chronic Kidney Disease department to start his treatment immediately. Limbu waited for three days to get admitted to the … Read more

Tourism concerns over inflation and hotel bed shortages due to refugee numbers

Accommodation shortages and inflation are issues causing significant concern for the Irish tourism next year, the Irish Tourism Industry Confederation (ITIC) has said. If the numbers of refugees and and asylum seekers being housed in hotel accommodation does not fall, then it will have a big impact on the Irish tourism sector next year, ITIC … Read more

Tourism concerns over inflation and hotel bed shortages due to refugee numbers

Accommodation shortages and inflation are issues causing significant concern for the Irish tourism next year, the Irish Tourism Industry Confederation (ITIC) has said. If the numbers of refugees and and asylum seekers being housed in hotel accommodation does not fall, then it will have a big impact on the Irish tourism sector next year, ITIC … Read more

Tourism concerns over inflation and hotel bed shortages due to refugee numbers

Accommodation shortages and inflation are issues causing significant concern for the Irish tourism next year, the Irish Tourism Industry Confederation (ITIC) has said. If the numbers of refugees and and asylum seekers being housed in hotel accommodation does not fall, then it will have a big impact on the Irish tourism sector next year, ITIC … Read more

Surge of RSV leads to pediatric bed shortages at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital

University of Michigan Health CS Mott Children’s Hospital is experiencing pediatric bed shortages and longer wait times in the emergency department due to a surge in pediatric respiratory illnesses, particularly RSV. The hospital has seen 259 cases of RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) so far this season. That’s a 46% increase over 2021 and health leaders … Read more

Surge of RSV leads to pediatric bed shortages at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital

University of Michigan Health CS Mott Children’s Hospital is experiencing pediatric bed shortages and longer wait times in the emergency department due to a surge in pediatric respiratory illnesses, particularly RSV. The hospital has seen 259 cases of RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) so far this season. That’s a 46% increase over 2021 and health leaders … Read more

Tourism sector fears bed shortages due to refugee issue

The representative body for the tourism sector has warned that if the level of tourist accommodation being used to house Ukrainian refugees and asylum seekers does not fall, it will have an enormous knock-on effect for the sector next year. The Irish Tourism Industry Confederation (ITIC) said nearly one in every four tourist accommodation bedrooms … Read more