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Either the department has a spare bed that they can use, the patient sleeps on the transport stretcher until the bed is repaired or the patient may sleep on the mattress on the floor.

Better to find the fault whilst the patient is out of the bed, rather than the fault causing harm to the patient.


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Not a bad answer, Neil. smile

... or the nursing staff set up a bay on one of the regular wards (hopefully not too far away), and appoint staff from the ICU to keep an eye on the patient there. The theatres Recovery Room may be another option, depending on how long repair of the ICU bed is likely to take.

There may well be other options, depending upon the actual condition of the patient and what kit is needed (and available); for instance, it may be possible to drag an ordinary hospital bed into the ICU temporarily.

Needs must!


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Originally Posted by Geoff Hannis

Not a bad answer, Neil. smile

... or the nursing staff set up a bay on one of the regular wards (hopefully not too far away), and appoint staff from the ICU to keep an eye on the patient there. The theatres Recovery Room may be another option, depending on how long repair of the ICU bed is likely to take.

There may well be other options, depending upon the actual condition of the patient and what kit is needed (and available); for instance, it may be possible to drag an ordinary hospital bed into the ICU temporarily.

Needs must!


a good approached Geoff. Will need to revise my policy then.

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