Royal Brisbane Calls Code Yellow Over Lack Of Beds

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The Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital has called a yellow due to a shortage of beds.

On Monday the team at RWBH sent out an alert advising they were experiencing a high demand for beds.

Staff were asked to discharge patients where possible to accommodate the influx.

The team at RBWH were forced to discharge patient where possible to accommodate for a high demand of beds.

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This is the second time the hospital has faced a code yellow this year, after the same alert was issued in March with staff saying it was becoming an increasing issue.

In June it was announced the state government would be budgeting a record $22.2 billion over the next financial year.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk assured that this budget was crucial to planning for Queensland’s future.

“This is a budget that will ensure our health system is efficient, sustainable and, most importantly, equipped to continue providing world-class health care to Queenslanders now and into the future.”

Hospitals across the state are also struggling with large numbers of inpatients.

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8 September 2021

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