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noun as in cart

noun as in cot

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noun as in stretcher

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The hospital was in chaos and the wards were packed, with all 708 covid beds occupied—so 69-year-old Joseph Paul Alvares, a cancer survivor, had to lie on a gurney for nearly three days for a bed to become available.

Diaz and Sanchez wheeled their patient toward the back entrance of the emergency department, where they joined a phalanx of other gurneys.

Members of his crew, recently arrived from Mumbai, were maneuvering around vestigial baby cots and gurneys.

When the family went into the hospital room, Young was lying on a gurney.

At the company’s flagship Los Angeles hospital, persistent elevator breakdowns sometimes require emergency room nurses to wheel patients on gurneys across a public street as a security guard attempts to halt traffic.

“He was trying to talk, ripping his head and shoulders off the gurney,” Fretland said.

Myers and Gurney felt such actions were a means to validate the report.

Often these people end up on a special kind of board with legs that fold out, a gurney.

Lockett began to convulse violently, his head and chest rising up off the gurney multiple times as he called out, “Oh, man.”

Less than 10 minutes later, the attendants wheeled out the gurney, which now bore a black body bag.

"She doesn't know anything you want to know," exclaimed Eliza Gurney, coming into the room.

Miss Gurney was not a beautiful woman at best, and her rage transformed her into a veritable termagant.

There are no women sufficiently interested in his death to be suspected of it except Letitia and Eliza Gurney.

She suppressed a shriek at the moment; but she could not tell Mr. Gurney of it afterward, without tears.

Mr. Gurney was very gentle; but, as he said, what could he suggest but indigestion, or some such cause of nervous disturbance?


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On this page you'll find 30 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to gurney, such as: rickshaw, truck, wagon, barrow, buggy, and dolly.

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