The yellow (urgent) wristband should wait no longer than 60 minutes to be seen in the hospital emergency room. Last Tuesday, at the Hospital de Santa Maria, in Lisbon, it was enough to consult the SNS portal to realize that these patients would have to wait up to 14 hours before being seen by a doctor. The hospital administration explained the situation with the arrival of many complex cases at the same time, including from other regions, which led to divergent diagnoses and multiple examinations.
The occasion was used to remind the importance of going to the emergency room only for those who really need it, which the government directed again this ThursdayAfter the Cabinet and having presented the day before the plan of attack for the winter.
One of the reasons that explain the above-normal turnout in hospitals in Greater Lisbon, which can be replicated with the advent of winter by health units throughout the country, is the so-called triple pandemic: circulation, simultaneous exposure to several viruses that cause systemic diseases respiratory system. The immediate consequence is that the most affected people seek medical help from social networking services, which leads to crowding.
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