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available staffed bed

An NHS hospital bed which is designated for inpatient or day case care. It may be an allocated bed from the specialty bed complement, a borrowed bed from another specialty/significant facility, or a temporary bed.
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Mr Smith, speaking during Prime Minister's Questions, gave the example of a constituent who had a mental health crisis and was admitted to the nearest available bed - in West Sussex.
They told us that my son needed to be admitted but there was no available bed.
In some of the other cases, patients clearly had authorization for inpatient care from their insurers, but finding an available bed took more than a day.
Club Med reports improved results in first quarter of 2013 Club Med, the venerable all-inclusive resort operator, reported revenue per available bed was up 1.
Paramedics found one hospital in Ibaraki prefecture with an available bed 20 minutes away from the man's home in Kuki in Saitama prefecture.
A physical bed is defined as a single patient location configured to ICU standards whereas an available bed is one that is in use or immediately available for use, fully staffed and funded.
She said: "I thought being moved from pillar to post before the birth was bad enough but then Bethany was ill and needed intensive care on Monday - and the only available bed was in Stoke.
The determination of the number of beds for the purpose involved should be determined by counting the number of available bed days during the course of the reporting period, not including beds or bassinets in the healthy newborn nursery or custodial care beds, and dividing that number by the number of days in the course of the reporting period.
It left a critically ill patient facing a harrowing 170-mile dash to the nearest available bed in Inverness.
That means there's a gigantic mismatch between the volume of crime and the available bed space.
In its site visits to most of the Paris hospitals in 1790, the Poverty Committee discovered for itself the "grim reality" of Old Regime institutions: orphans suffering from scabies, ringworm, scrofula and scurvy; as many as 200 men and women tormented by venereal diseases occupying a waiting room with 20-25 beds at Bicetre hospital, too sick and weak to move; and an impossibly gigantic Hotel-Dieu, with the highest hospital mortality rate in the world due in large measure to the crowding of four to six patients into every available bed.
Questionable situations that would be resolved by adopting the resident-to-ADC ratio are whether beds should be counted when a wing is under construction; whether the days a bed is unavailable for use because it is located in a double room occupied by a patient in isolation should be deducted from the number of available bed days; and whether beds in storage should be counted as available.