A PATIENT temporarily accommodated in an Accident and Emergency Department or elsewhere for whom a DECISION TO ADMIT has been made; but who remains waiting in the nursing care of the Accident and Emergency Department for longer than is appropriate for his/her condition before moving to a WARD. This occurs in cases where:
- Pre-arrangements have been made for movement to a WARD, or
- A decision to admit has been made as a result of an Accident and Emergency Attendance . Any facility set up to treat emergency and/or walk in cases is regarded as an Accident and Emergency Department for this purpose.
This class is also known by these names: