Emergency Department Boarding Stories

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Over four weeks in the emergency department


"There were no pediatric mental health beds anywhere in the community for a 14-year-old. He spent over four weeks in the emergency department because no facility could or would accept him."

Every available space

We are the only free-standing children's hospital in Connecticut.

No sign of easing up

Almost consistently for the last four to five months our department has had almost every physical be...

A national issue

We are a 70 bed tertiary emergency department as part of a health system and we continually have hol...

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