Further scenes of ‘chaos’ in hospital A&E departments

There have been further scenes of ‘chaos’ broadcast in hospital A&E departments. This time the hospitals highlighted by the media are in Caldas de Rainha and Leiria. Nurses have joined colleagues elsewhere in the country in ‘refusing responsibility’ (meaning they are so overworked and understaffed that they refuse to be held responsible for any mistakes that they say will almost certainly be made). The constant stories along these lines have yet to see any kind of response from health minister Marta Temido who said three weeks ago that now was not the time to ‘throw in the towel’.