Wednesday, 3 December 2008

I think that it's Wednesday.

There may not be much blogging for a bit.

We've spent a fair amount of time in hospital emergency rooms over the last couple of days.

And if anyone can tell me how it makes any sort of sense, that a hospital that is failing to meet its targets - ie, to get all patients out of A&E in less than four hours - is fined for this.

The place is full. There are no beds available in the wards. So people who need to be on a ward have to stay in A&E on a trolley, until a bed becomes available.

Maybe I am being naive, but it seems that in such a situation it would make more sense to offer additional resources instead of imposing a fine.

Anyway, I'll be back when things get a bit quieter.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear this Fiona, I hope there is a positive outcome for your family. Will be thinking of you, Terri x

Heather said...

Hope that all the medical issues resolve themselves in the best way possible, and that it becomes less stressful.