Last week the MSM were full of reports of patients being treated on trolleys in corridors, fuelled by an RCN survey of 2 358 of its roughly 50 000 Scottish members (4.7%). 22% of those (1.2%) responded to a question to confirm that clinical care had taken place in a waiting room or corridor.
First, from a self-selecting (squeaky wheel) and tiny sample these are not reliable findings.
Second, I’ve been in touch with the ‘researchers‘ but they could not give one example of treatment on a trolley in a corridor, in Scotland.
Typically, the Guardian did its best to make sure Scotland was included in the crisis but this was all they had to offer:
A nurse on an adult acute ward in Scotland said that patients and their relatives complained when an extra bed was squeezed into a four-bedded bay, leaving the fifth bed with “no buzzer, no curtains, not two-metre distanced”.https://www.theguardian.com/society/2022/jul/14/hospital-patients-being-treated-in-corridors-and-waiting-areas-says-rcn
So, none on a trolley in corridor, then?