Corridor nursing: share your experiences in our online survey

Nursing Standard wants your views on ‘corridor care’ as emergency attendance hits record high

Nursing Standard wants to hear your views on ‘corridor care’, as emergency department attendance hits record high

Nursing Standard wants to hear nurses' views on corridor care, after emergency department attendances in England hit a record high in December 2019
Picture: Charles Milligan

The NHS in England experienced its busiest month on record in December, with an unprecedented number of emergency department attendances and ambulance call-outs.

Nursing Standard wants to hear about your experiences of, and views on, the issue of so-called ‘corridor care’, where patients are cared for in corridors due to patient demand and bed shortages.

Take part in our survey here 

We want to know what you think of the term ‘corridor nurse’, as well as the length of time you have seen patients wait to be treated.

Our short survey is open to all UK nursing staff and takes just a few minutes to complete.

More emergency patients waiting more than four hours

Monthly performance statistics from NHS England show there were 2,181,024 emergency department attendances in December 2019 – 6.5% more than for the same period the previous year.

This equates to 4,307 extra attendances per day, the highest number on record.

The figures also show almost 100,000 patients had to wait more than four hours for a bed in December.

Some 98,452 patients waited more than four hours to be admitted – 64.6% more than in December 2018.

Our survey closes at 1pm on Monday 13 January.

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