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Apr 19 2007

Swedes Continue to suffer long waiting time at ER

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , , , — MonkeyPrincess @ 22:30PM

Every third person that gets signed in at the ERs around Gothenburg has to spend more than 4 hours of waiting before they are considered fully cared for.

A lot of this might have to do with people coming to the ER with problems that aren’t exactly considered an emergency, and instead should be dealt with by a district nurse or a regular doctor.

A large number of beds at the Gothenburg hospitals are occupied by patients that the communities aren’t bringing back home to nursing homes and service homes, patients that really don’t need the special hospital care anymore – this in its own turn has to do with the lack of homes available for the elderly and sick. This affects the ERs, as they have trouble getting emergency patients signed in to wards due to lack of beds.

Swenglish Rantings Radio – 041907

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