BC Emergency Doctors
Five Point Plan
Now and Over the Short-term
Make honest and realistic plans to increase hospital beds to achieve regular hospital occupancy rates that do not exceed 85%.
Hospitals don’t work well when they are always full. We cannot assume that not a single extra person will get sick today and need a bed for care. It will take a long time to get there, but we must start with a plan.
BCMA POLICY BACKGROUNDER: Emergency Department Overcrowding (CLICK HERE__TO DOWNLOAD)
FIRST RELEASED: November 2006Improving Access to Emergency Department Care: Emergency Department Overcrowding Solutions Framework SEM / BCMA / MoHS Emergency Department Overcrowding Solutions Collaboration March 27, 2009Report of the Expert Panel on ED Decongestion: Improving Access to Quality Care for Emergency Department Patients in British Columbia : Submitted to the Health Operations Committee by the ED Decongestion Expert Panel; June 2009