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donderdag 4 januari 2018

‘Drunk tanks’ may be rolled out to ease pressure on A&E

'Drunk tanks' may be rolled out to ease pressure on A&E
The NHS will decide this year whether to introduce "drunk tanks" across the country to take the pressure off accident and emergency departments at busy times of year.
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Half of PICUs were 'dangerously full' in run-up to Christmas
At least half of children's intensive care units in England were dangerously overcrowded over a four-day period before Christmas, the Labour Party has warned.
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Trusts face further criticism of scale of car parking charges
Unions and opposition politicians have condemned the continuation of charging for parking at NHS hospitals in England, after figures indicated a new spike in the fees.
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CQC ratings to be extended to private community nursing
Independent health visitors and vaccination clinics are among a range of new service providers set to be given performance ratings by the Care Quality Commission.
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Patient obs app has 'saved thousands of nursing hours'
The nurse who developed an early warning app for patients at Great Ormond Street Hospital says the device has "saved thousands of nursing hours".
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Nurses to be 'first responders' to 999 calls for elderly falls
Senior community nurses are to be sent as "first responders" to some 999 calls in part of the North East, after problems with long waits for ambulances over the winter that have left older people lying on the floor in pain.
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