"We have a family member developed an abdominal infection after a medical procedure at a well-known hospital. He was unable to be readmitted due to a bed shortage, so instead he sat in the crowded waiting room for almost 12 hours in severe pain while waiting for a bed in the ER.
Once they got him into the ER he waiting on a gurney in the hallway of the ER for over 24 hours waiting for a bed in the hospital. For over a full day her got no privacy and no rest. The ER staff were doing the best they could but the place was crawling with patients. It was appalling."