Sher­brooke ERS still full

Stanstead Journal - - LENOXVILLE NEWS - Vic­to­ria Vanier

Although there has been an im­prove­ment in the sit­u­a­tions at the Emer­gency Rooms of the CHUS at Fleu­ri­mont and the HotelDieu, the sit­u­a­tion is still dif­fi­cult. The num­ber of pa­tient ar­rivals by am­bu­lance is still high while the num­ber of walk-in pa­tients in the emer­gency rooms has sta­bi­lized. On Mon­day, the most com­mon rea­sons why pa­tients came to the ER were for flu symp­toms, pneu­mo­nia, breath­ing prob­lems, car­diores­pi­ra­tory prob­lems and a few cases of gas­tro-en­teri­tis.

There is still a vis­it­ing ban in the rooms of pa­tients, ex­cept in the case of pe­di­atrics, ma­ter­nity and pal­lia­tive care where one non-sick vis­i­tor per pa­tient is al­lowed.

Peo­ple who have ap­point­ments at the ex­ter­nal clinic or else­where at the CHUS must still go to their ap­point­ments. To pre­vent the spread­ing of germs, th­ese pa­tients are asked to limit their move­ments in­side the hos­pi­tals and to rig­or­ously re­spect the preven­tion mea­sures such as wear­ing a mask and wash­ing their hands if they have flu symp­toms.

Peo­ple are, once again, be­ing re­minded to avoid emer­gency rooms if they have symp­toms of the flu or of gas­tro (stom­ach flu). For med­i­cal help they should call Info-Santé at 811 or go to a med­i­cal clinic.

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