Tuesday, 3 June 2008

In other news...

We now have three patients taking up acute medical beds who have no acute medical problems. Hurrah!


This is a serious problem on my current ward. We seem to be used as something of a hold over place. Someone finishes with a cardiology procedure and can't be discharged. For social reasons, for example. So they get sent to us to twiddle their thumbs. It's fucking irritating.

Otherwise, we have two patients who deserve to be in a specialised rehab unit or in a nursing home. But both refuse to accept the patients, so we're stuck with them, with nothing else we can do. Nice one.

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