Comment on: Trolleys as beds: how have we come to this?
I'm lost for words, any patient who is stable, orientated, not receiving active treatment or require monitoring would be far safer discharged home some would say. Where is the dignity and compassion for the patient on a trolley in a ward corridor, no curtains, no light, no buzzer, no table need I go on. I would not like to be the nurse responsible for this patient. The advice given by the College of Emergency Medicine should be debated at the RCN congress in a couple of weeks time. It will be the RCN who are called on to defend the nurse who was unable to care for the patient safely.