Re: Patient flow issues caused longer A&E waits last winter, Monitor says
I read this report by Gareth Iacobucci and as I understand it:
A and E Depts are blameless.
A and E could not transfer patients to the wards because the wards were too full.
A and E had more patients coming in by ambulance than they could cope with.
There was no increase in unnecessary visits by patients.
If I have misunderstood, please could someone put me right?
If I have understood correctly, then:
Why does not the Secretary of State increase the capacity (beds and staff) to ameliorate the situation?
Competing interests: Might encounter "patient flow constraints one day.