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close monitoring and constant medical care of patients with life-threatening conditions

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It is understood that in the event of a surge in seriously ill patients with swine flu, the NHS will work to upgrade high-dependency beds to intensive-care beds by increasing staffing levels to provide one-toone nursing care.
Christopher Doig, Medical Director of the intensive-care unit at Calgary's Foothills Medical Centre, is concerned that it could lead to doctors prematurely stopping life support.
intensive-care units each year, at a cost of $296 million to $2.3 billion (4,5).
A critically ill patient had to be cared for in an operating theatre as Midland hospitals ran out of intensive-care beds yesterday.
Yet there have been such drastic cuts in intensive-care beds that some people no longer get a life-giving chance of survival.