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Lack of facilities in emergency rooms, warn Canadian nurses!

by Medindia Content Team on  December 18, 2005 at 6:52 PM Nursing Profession News   - G J E 4
Lack of facilities in emergency rooms, warn Canadian nurses!
The nurses in Canada are raising a hue and cry over inadequate facilities in emergency rooms. According to them the ER at provincial hospitals are ill-equipped and many a times patients have to be treated in the galleries.
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At a meeting of the PHSA in Vancouver the B.C. Nurses' Union president Deb McPherson said that the status quo is unacceptable. According to her a significant number of patients have no privacy and no direct access to a washroom, or a bell to call a nurse.

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On the flip side Health Minister George Abbott denied the charges and stated that there's no crisis in the emergency rooms. Still he conceded to occasional crowding.

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