The pressure forces patients to be placed in the corridors of the Emergency Department of Doctor Negrín

Health sources confirmed that this Monday there were 16 patients in the corridors of the Gran Canaria hospital

CANARY ISLANDS7 The Gran Canarian palms

The healthcare pressure, aggravated by the seventh wave of the coronavirus pandemic, is being seen in the Emergency Service of the Doctor Negrín hospital in Gran Canaria where patients are being treated in the corridors, hospital sources confirmed yesterday.

Apparently, this Monday stretchers with patients were distributed through the corridors of the Gran Canaria hospital waiting to be discharged or transferred to the floor. Specific,
there were 16 people who were in this situationalthough the hospital application identified an overcrowding of 40 patients in the Emergency area.

Mondays are the days of greatest pressure in the Emergency Departmentsince weekend patients accumulate waiting to be admitted or assessed for medical discharge.

The saturation of hospital emergencies in Gran Canaria was a problem that, until now, mainly affected the
island hospitalwhose corridors have come to welcome more than a hundred patients in recent months.

This chronic deficiency has been denounced continuously by the Insular's own workers who demand decent treatment for patients and who have launched a campaign under the slogan
#corridorszero.

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