Emergency Room Spillover into Hallways Create Patient Risk at Halifax Hospital: study | CTV News
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Emergency room spillovers have become a common occurrence over the last few years. The medical staff is forced to give medical care in unrealistic conditions.
Staff at Atlantic Canada’s largest hospital has had to perform CPR in elevators and hastily erect brown paper room dividers due to spillover from a crowded emergency department, says a union study.The Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union released the report on Monday tracking a rise in so-called code census incidents at the Halifax Infirmary, when the emergency department declares the ward is “unsafe” and starts sending patients to in-patient units.
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