Emergency department overcrowding. Why is my bed in a corridor?

Every day, all over Australia patients that have been treated in Emergency Departments (ED's) and need admitting to hospital are moved out into ED corridors because there are no ward beds available.  Nationally, emergency department waiting times are steadily rising. A recent report (pdf) released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare shows that … Continue reading Emergency department overcrowding. Why is my bed in a corridor?

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What you will experience if you are having a urinary catheter placed (Male).

Sometimes your medical condition may necessitate the passing of a urinary catheter. This may be due to some mechanical problem passing urine (urinary retention) or, post surgery, or in order to carefully measure your hourly urine output, an important physiological indicator if you are really unwell. If you have never had one before the very … Continue reading What you will experience if you are having a urinary catheter placed (Male).