To be forced to visit an emergency room are, naturally, often a harrowing and traumatic experience, no matter if you yourself are the patient or a relative of a near and dear person in need of urgent and important care. If then the experience in the emergency department is associated with a chaotic place, with pain and suffering everywhere from the waiting room via the examination room to the corridor, it is difficult to find the necessary sense of security – when you need it the most.
long has sjukvårdspolitikens hallmark has been to act on high-profile crises. Whether it is about the waiting times at the clinic, the emergency department or child psychiatry, the reaction from political leaders to come, when the media reports.
for the impact that a rapid and large population means have not worked. Only when the emergency services are overcrowded, only when vårdplatserna is not enough, only when staff are fleeing the workplace in the health care system reacts politicians.
In a letter to the editor the daily News of march 8 describes the patient Roland Franzén from Täby their experiences in the emergency department at Danderyd hospital. Franzén pays tribute to staff's hard work, and he rightly criticises the politicians for not having taken the right decisions at the right time.
it Had been about a patient's experience on a single occasion had perhaps been able to explain away the picture of how the emergency care looks and works. But unfortunately, he is not alone.
the emergency services is hard. The load was not less when it ruled on the flow of acute patients from the New Karolinska to Södersjukhusets emergency room, emergency services at Karolinska in Huddinge and Södertälje, where the queues now also become long. Even at Sankt Göran's hospital has a previously well-functioning business been affected by the effects of the New Karolinskas changing work around the emergency medical.
the emergency services in Stockholm and has today some of the country's longest queues. Waiting times are increasing rapidly. As a reaction to these long-standing issues built a new and bigger emergency room at Södersjukhuset and Danderyds sjukhus. Even the emergency room at St. Göran's has been built out.
the Problem is that the deployment is a response to the problems that existed for a long time. When the new emergency services at the stockholm south general hospital and Danderyd hospital will be inaugurated in about a year they will already from the start to be inadequate.
want to urgently investigate the possibility to use even the ”old” Karolinska hospital, for the activities for which the hospital was built. It will require extensive renovations, significant recruitment and political courage to act in order to have an emergency care facility in the capital, which is enough to.