temporary bed

temporary bed

A bed in an NHS hospital trust placed in a ward, in addition to the ward’s legally allowed and staffed bed complement. Such beds are used at times of overcrowding and are usually located near the specialty ward to which the patient would have been admitted had space been available.
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A little child was sleeping on a temporary bed which had been made for it on the floor, and the woman sat on a chair by its side.
He had only to take leave of his landlady, and lie down on his temporary bed upon the floor; for his bundle was made up for to- morrow, and all was arranged for his departure.
A temporary bed was provided for her on the settle, near the fire; and, after a short time, she fell into a heavy slumber, with the child, who seemed no less weary, soundly sleeping on her arm; for the mother resisted, with nervous anxiety, the kindest attempts to take him from her; and, even in sleep, her arm encircled him with an unrelaxing clasp, as if she could not even then be beguiled of her vigilant hold.
He said that upon meeting with Ocampo last year, it was decided that the JCI team will go back to the site, create a temporary solution by adding layers of rocks that would serve as a temporary bed for the corals while consulting the help of experts in fixing the situation.
Eventually the family was given a temporary bed for the room.
"Homelessness and the issue of people being forced to live in temporary bed and breakfast accommodation has become the single most significant development in the last two years."
What's more, Government figures show 168 Birmingham households with children have been stuck in temporary bed and breakfast accommodation for six weeks or more, because the council has nowhere else to put them.
Seventeen families with children are being housed in temporary bed and breakfast accommodation in Edinburgh despite a pledge the practice would be ended four months ago.
Writing in a letter to the BMJ, Prof Peter Blair and colleagues say that, as the evidence stands, the boxes should only be used as a temporary bed if nothing else is available.
Evacuees at the Concepcion Integrated Elementary School in Marikina make use of available space and plastic chairs as their temporary bed after they fled their homes due to intense flooding Saturday night.
To provide safe and secure accommodation through the provision of temporary bed and breakfast accommodation, and work with st albans council to meet its statutory obligations in the face of increasing demand.

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