> I wonder if the practice of calling a consultant on-call into the =
> department because of breaches happening throughout the country. Over =
> the last week the consultant oncall has been called in on four nights =
> because " it was thought by the nurse in charge that there might be =
> breaches". To go into the department at 3 in the morning to find that =
> there were 8 patients in the minors box and 2 in majors with 2 SHO's
> and =
> a middle grade on the floor, was pretty ridiculous to me. Would be =
> interested to know what the consensus on the list on this matter.
> Ash Mukherjee
That needs to go in your diary, Ash, and then you need your 11 hours rest for being disturbed.
The BAEM advice is that Consultant staff should not queuebust under any circumstances. The
vast majority of breaches in our Trust are bed related, not waiting to see an A&E doctor and so I
can do little to assuage that.
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