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Readers’ panel: Is ‘corridor care’ proof that the system is broken?

Nurses have described how ‘corridor nursing’ has increasingly become the norm
Nurses report that corridor care, or boarding, has increasingly become the norm in NHS hospitals

Nurses have described how ‘corridor nursing’ has increasingly become the norm in NHS hospitals. Nursing Standard readers have their say

Almost two thirds of nurse respondents to a Nursing Standard survey said that providing care for patients on trolleys in hospital corridors is a daily occurrence in their workplace.

Daniel Athey is a charge nurse on an acute medical unit in Sheffield @danjathey

Corridor nursing, or boarding, has long been an issue in emergency departments and assessment areas. It is sad that this is becoming more widespread, but the system is under unbearable pressure


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