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.
With additional help from the library staff and from the nonprofit Housing Alliance Delaware, Purnell was offered a temporary bed at the Salvation Army in Wilmington and has been accepted into that organizations rapid rehousing program, which provides temporary housing subsidies to families and single women.
GLTC II includes CNA's temporary bed holding benefit, which pays ongoing nursing home charges, for up to 14 days per calendar year, during a period of temporary hospitalization.
Families living in temporary bed and breakfast accommodation in Birmingham will be offered health support and financial management advice under a new scheme aiming to 'break the cycle of homelessness'.
Similar temporary bed closures are also in place at Ruthin, and minor injuries units at Flint and Colwyn Bay.
Ruth, 27, and her husband Mark, 35, a car valet, have been put up in temporary bed and breakfast accommodation and the girls sent to stay with her sister in North Shields until the flat is made safe.
Counselors try to get them into the homes of a safe friend or family member or get them a temporary bed at the Station 7 homeless center in Eugene.
For the moment,`home'is a temporary bed in a friend's flat in West Kensington,London.

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