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Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Montreal Children’s Hospital lifts emergency warning, continues regular activities

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Key takeaways: 

  • 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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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

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

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