Emergency Department Boarding Stories

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No beds


"We are a 17 bed ED and due to staffing issues our hospital tries to keep patients in the ED who will need nursing home placement. There have been multiple patients in the ED for over a month. Meanwhile, there are no beds for actual emergencies, including sick children."

Moral injury

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Something has to be done

We operate in a busy suburban setting. Every room is typically full at any given hour.

No nurses

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