Patient beds line Australian hospitals halls with increased demand

July 22, 2019

Beds have been lining the halls of Australia’s Canberra Hospital's emergency department, with some patients forced to spend more than 24 hours waiting to be moved to a room, according to an article on the Canberra Times website.

Beds have often been used in the corridors for at least the past month.

Critics say a winter management plan should have been enacted earlier.

The situation is being blamed on  a slow response to the early uptake in the flu season .

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