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temporary bed 

MEDSPEAK–UK

A term of art for a bed in an NHS hospital trust which is placed in a ward in addition to the ward’s legally allowed and staffed bed complement.

Such beds are used at times of overcrowding and are usually located near the specialty ward to which the patient would have been admitted had a “legal bed” been available. 

Reference www.datadictionaryadmin.scot.nhs.uk/isddd/1856.html

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