Local Hospitals Warn Of Emergency Department Pressures

Wednesday April 13th, 2022

Posted at 7:11pm

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Windsor Regional Hospital, Erie Shores HealthCare and the Essex- Windsor EMS are cautioning the public about intensifying capacity pressures across the acute care system in our region.

Hospitals are reporting significant bed capacity concerns amid not only rising COVID-19 cases but also a recent surge in respiratory ailments.

Hospital officials say that although emergency cases are always attended to rapidly and receive immediate medical treatment, patients should expect that wait times and treatment for any ailments other than emergencies will be much longer than usual.

Ambulance response times for non-emergency situations may also be longer than usual.

Officials are asking for patients to seek care where possible, for non-emergency needs, in community settings, such as their family doctor or local medical clinic, to help alleviate strain on the system.

Local health care partners continue to stress the importance of getting vaccinated to protect you and your loved ones from COVID-19, be it a first or second vaccination or a booster shot when available.

 

 

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