Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine and The Royal College of Emergency Medicine call for action this Winter

20 December 2018

In their joint position statement the Faculty and College take the unprecedented step of warning that critical and emergency care services will be stretched to the limits this winter and call for action.

Dean of the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine, Dr Carl Waldmann said: “The teams running critical care units and emergency departments this winter will strive, despite significant resource issues, to give quality care to patients and their families 24/7.”

President of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine, Dr Taj Hassan said: “With systems under such pressure we are focusing on patient safety and need support from across the NHS systems.”

Please click here to read the statement in full.