Halifax doctors worry announced ER improvements won’t work due to lack of beds – CTV

Jan. 19, 2023

HALIFAX – A group of emergency room doctors released an open letter to Nova Scotia’s premier Thursday expressing worry that changes announced for the province’s stressed emergency departments won’t address the problem.
The letter to Tim Houston, signed by 39 doctors in the province’s largest and busiest ER, said the real problem is not the “overuse” of emergency departments but a lack of bed space for ER patients.

“While we are enthusiastic about the government’s commitment to addressing this issue, we worry the proposed solutions won’t address the problem,” read the letter by doctors from the Halifax Infirmary.

The doctors said patients wait for hours in the emergency department because there is nowhere to put the next person needing care.

Read more: https://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/halifax-doctors-worry-announced-er-improvements-won-t-work-due-to-lack-of-beds-1.6237380

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