She preferred the long Nightingale wards
, but we loved the round wards because you could see everyone and reach them easily.
Birmingham hospitals may have to return to old-fashioned Florence Nightingale wards
because so many patients are falling out of bed.
He added:"The Florence Nightingale wards
are just not up to modern healthcare standards and the hospital is aging -it is nearly 100 years old.
IN 1948, large open-plan dormitory-style wards, called Nightingale wards
, were the norm.
It called for old-style Nightingale wards
and large bedded bay areas to be closed.
A Greater Glasgow Health Board spokesman said: 'The old Florence Nightingale wards
are really not fit for modern medicine.
are long, open-plan rooms, often mixed sex, allowing little privacy and with few facilities.
- of which there are many in our older hospitals - are an expensive problem to solve.
were light, airy and spaced apart.
Currently Alder Hey costs pounds 28m a year to maintain and its old Nightingale wards
are too small but there is no room to expand on the current site
Under the hospital's plan, instead of wards being on the upper levels of the building they would all be on ground floor and the old-fashioned Nightingale wards
This was an old hospital and not purpose-built for children and some of the facilities were not particularly child-friendly with long, old-fashioned Nightingale wards
,' he said.