Monday, January 07, 2013

One More Health Related Post

Here's an interesting statistic from Friday, January 4th.

The Cardiac Ward at Research Hospital has 56 rooms and 56 beds. 

On Friday morning all 56 beds were filled and patients were waiting in both emergency and admitting for rooms to be freed up.  Several in emergency had been waiting more than 12 hours to get up to the 4th floor.

When Hubby left the hospital at 11 a.m. the nurse who brought him to the car said that his room would be repopulated within half an hour.

January, cold weather, flu season, aging population with heart conditions. 

Make sure you've had your flu shot, folks. 

1 comment:

Margaret said...

Patt always had to wait a long time to get a room at our local hospital, even in the Critical care unit. This last time he needed to go to oncology and that was quite a long time too.