Friday, June 6, 2008

No room at TDH emergency

The Timmins and District Hospital (TDH) says it continues to be in a Crisis 1A Designation which has caused problems in the Emergency Room (ER) where there is virtually no capacity to treat new ER patients as admitted patients occupy our ER stretchers as they await hospital beds. With respect to the ER, the hospital says that during this current crisis, non-urgent cases will experience longer than average wait times. TDH is suggesting that people with non-urgent health issues seek services at local walk-in clinics and family health teams. In addition, due to congestion in the ER, we will only be able to accommodate one visitor for each patient within the unit.
The hospital is asking patients and their families/friends for their co-operation , patience and understanding during this stressful period.

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