I can promise you ICU beds are not full of old people - they don't even get an ICU bed, they die on the wards. Critical Care however is rammed full of fat people and we are ****ing sick of it. Referral after referral of 100kg + people. I have to find 4+ nurses to turn and clean half these patients. Some shifts it's so bad, if you are really fat you get 1 turn a shift.
As I lift yet another patient's huge tummy so a colleague can clean in the fat folds to try and stop them smelling like a wet dog I think to myself "how the hell did we get like this as a nation".