five-day ward

five-day ward

A short-term stay ward in a UK hospital which is staffed for use over a period of 5 days and 4 nights, typically from Monday morning until Friday afternoon.
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He said in the last week they had set up a system which was helping to maintain the flow of patients through the hospital's beds and were aiming to open a new five-day ward next week.
The trust announced it was changing Llewellyn ward in Bronglais Hospital from a seven-day ward to a five-day ward, almost a month ago.
This is precisely why we took the decision to run Llewellyn ward as a five-day ward because of concern that running a ward with a lower level of staff may have been an issue.