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.
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.
The trolley wait for patients at the University Hospital for Wales yesterday was reported to be 24 to 48 hours.
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.
This has reduced our trolley wait figure down from 25 per cent in the summer to just above the national average at 14.
The daughter of an elderly asthma patient who had a 44-hour hospital trolley wait is terrified of allowing her mother back to hospital.
Workers said they are experiencing the "largest trolley wait they have ever seen".
In 2011 in its five-point plan the Government promised to create a completely new health system, eliminate long waiting lists, end trolley waits and bring in a universal health insurance scheme - Fair Care.
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.
By looking at the numbers and building models, mathematicians work as "data detectives" tackling causes behind headlines of ambulance delays and trolley waits.
He added there were reports of 12-hour trolley waits and said: "That doesn't feel to me that this is a healthy system that is coping well and is under pressure.