Regina hospitals still overcrowded

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March 16, 2012 - 11:16am Updated: March 16, 2012 - 12:09pm
Regina General Hospital. Photo by Adriana Christanson/ News Talk Radio
Regina General Hospital. Photo by Adriana Christanson/ News Talk Radio

Regina hospitals are suffering from a chronic case of overcrowding.

This week 50 patients were called and told their treatment would have to be post-poned. A total of 44 procedures and six surgeries were cancelled which is an improvement over last week when a total of 100 procedures were wiped out. A back-log of patients are waiting for beds to open up.

For the past two months Regina hospitals have either been full or over-capacity and the problem does not seem to be going away.

Now the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region is planning to offer weekly updates about the situation on their website. They promise to post numbers of how many people are waiting for beds every Monday.

At last glance the Regina General was at 121 per cent capacity and the Pasqua hospital was at 107 per cent. .

Edited by News Talk Radio’s Adriana Christianson

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