Quarterly Letters: Community-Based Nurses Played as Role
Nurses in community care access centres and long-term care facilities responded promptly to the call to transfer hospital patients as "crisis" admissions into long-term care thus placing unprecedented numbers of people in a very short period to free up capacity in the hospitals which were stretched to the limit. Emergency Medical Services played a big role in this endeavour as well.
If ever there was a need for a "systems" response, this was it and nurses throughout the system rose to the occasion.
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Executive Director, Durham Access to Care
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