- The hospital still urges parents to go elsewhere for non-urgent cases.
- On Sunday, the Montreal Children’s Hospital said an upsurge in patients requiring critical care put pressure on services.
- By Monday morning, things were back to usual, the hospital stated.
The Montreal Children’s Hospital is lifting an emergency warning more petite than a day after alerting parents of children needing non-urgent care that it wouldn’t be able to offer them services.
In a press release sent Sunday afternoon, the hospital said it was dealing with a “high volume” of patients requiring necessary care. It provoked parents to consider going to its emergency room to consult their doctor instead, to a prompt access clinic, or call Info-Santé at 811 if their case was not critical.
The hospital said it would not be able to watch for patients whose conditions fall under types 4 and 5, considered to be the least pressing when triaging patients in Quebec emergency rooms.
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On Monday morning, the hospital said it could restart regular activities.
“The Montreal Children’s Hospital notifies the public that its emergency department is continuing routine operations,” the Children’s Hospital said in a penned statement.
“However, our crews want to remind the public that people with non-urgent and non-severe health issues should turn to resources other than the emergency unit at all times.”
Source – CBC News