Beware the silent epidemic affecting hospitals

There’s a huge problem we have right now affecting our hospitals. It’s not a disease you’ve ever heard of before, or something that cutting-edge research or treatments are going to solve.

Sinking in bed

It’s a seemingly simple issue that has been lacking in every single hospital I’ve ever worked in, whether it be a large academic teaching hospital or a small rural medical centre.

It’s rarely talked about, but endemic nevertheless. I’m hereby going to assign it a name:

'Sinking in bed syndrome'

What on earth is it, you may