Letters

More intensive care unit beds are needed

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7090.1351 (Published 03 May 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1351
  1. Pamela A Cupples, Research fellowa,
  2. Andrew P Makin, Research fellowa,
  3. Susan S McKinnon, Research fellowa,
  4. Neil D Storey, Research fellowa
  1. a Clinical Shock Study Group, Western Infirmary, Glasgow G11 6NT

    Editor—Peter G M Wallace and Paul G Lawler highlight the need for regional intensive care unit transfer teams.1 As members of a regional transfer team based at the Western Infirmary in Glasgow we write to confirm the value of such teams and the need for more beds in intensive care units. The Western Infirmary's transfer team, which was established in 1975, has transferred 3595 critically ill patients, with only one death in transit. We provide a transfer service to over 32 hospitals …

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