trolley wait

trolley wait

The time a patient waits on a trolley at A&E (casualty) after the care team assesses and decides to admit to hospital as an inpatient, transfer to another department or facility for treatment, or discharge. The NHS goal is a trolley wait time of no more than 4 hours, though this may be significantly extended depending on hospital resources.
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Health chiefs at Swansea's Morriston Hospital have apologised to the unnamed 55-year-old for her 96-hour trolley wait, one of the longest experienced in this country.
The trolley wait for patients at the University Hospital for Wales yesterday was reported to be 24 to 48 hours.
However, the community health council commended accident and emergency staff for their hard work after a national survey, taken on the same day, showed the longest trolley wait in the country was 90 hours.
This has reduced our trolley wait figure down from 25 per cent in the summer to just above the national average at 14.
Cheryl died following a stroke on wing B5 at the University Hospital of Wales, where Angela said she had 'fantastic' care from nurses after a 'horrendous' trolley wait in A&E earlier this year.
She warned that behind every trolley wait statistic was a patient "often in pain and discomfort".
The daughter of an elderly asthma patient who had a 44-hour hospital trolley wait is terrified of allowing her mother back to hospital.
Figures from the health think tank the King's Fund found that so-called trolley waits reached record levels in England throughout the month of January.
ACROSS England, 1,043 people waited more than 12 hours in A&E from decision to admit to being admitted to a ward, what are often called trolley waits, according to figures from NHS Digital - the biggest monthly number since records began in 2010.
Trolley waits would be longer and more operations would be cancelled.
Nearly 500 people waited more than 12 hours from decision to admit to admission, so called trolley waits.
The shocking numbers were revealed in a review of all 731 patients who were subjected to trolley waits of 12 hours or more in January and February.