Scenarios ranged from patients not being able to wait longer, or a lack of time to complete the surgery. For 2016/17, 32 surgeries could not proceed on their scheduled day due to a lack of beds. Asked for the figures for the first three months of 2017, a spokeswoman said that 20 had been cancelled because beds were not available, accounting for 0.8 per cent of the 2,273 total surgeries. In the period April 2016 to December 2016, only 18 surgeries (0.2 per cent of all surgeries) did not take place at their scheduled time due to site web bed availability. Its worth noting that during this period, 7,211 surgeries were booked and 391 were cancelled. All hospital wards are being used to accommodate patients, with some adults placed in maternity or the childrens ward. The Royal Gazette also requested specific locations where patients would be placed, in the event that they had to be moved to make room for acute patients. While details were not forthcoming, the spokeswoman Discover More told us: BHB will never turn away a patient or deny them treatment. The time in which patients are attended to in the Emergency Department depends on the acuity of their conditions. Those with the highest acuity are treated first. This has not changed. Pressed on the issue, she responded: BHBs mission is to provide the public with safe, high-quality care.
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