Concept Draft: Long Stays in Hospital Emergency Department (ED) Hallways

The Issue:

Peers have reported to the CCSM that they have had long stays in the hallways at local emergency departments across Maine. One individual spent 7 days sitting in the hallway ED. We should not have to say all the reasons that this situation is not okay. There is a long and reoccurring history of this practice, and we know that it can be done better!


Expected Outcomes:

To submit feedback, ideas, or a personal story relating to this issue statement, please send to the CCSM either by mail at: 219 Capitol St. Suite 7 Augusta, ME 04330, or email at [email protected]

DEADLINE TO RESPOND: Monday July 8th .