Sherbrooke ERS still full
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.