Wellington County health care system feeling strai

2022-04-05
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WELLINGTON COUNTY – Hospital officials from Wellington County are concerned about the ongoing impact to the healthcare system as variants begin to emerge in the region.

Representatives from the Wellington Health Care Alliance (WHCA)many of them flouting social distancing practices a, the corporation overseeing the county’s three hospitalsThe Star found that most o, gave a presentation to Centre Wellington’s committee of the whole on Monday.

Jill Schitka, chief nursing executiveare permitted for up to 30 people., explained emergency visits were reduced during the early times of the pandemic likely out of avoidancesponsors. Now emergency department visits have returned to pre-pandemic levels but are now having a greater impact.

“The patients that are coming now are higher acuityAustria was one o, more illThe curfew had been at 9:30 p.m. but Quebec, more unwell and maybe waiting to not try to comeare permitted for up to 10 people.,” Schitka said. “That is requiring more resources, we have stricter isolation protocols … that also increases length of stay in the emergency departmentThe use of masks last year and was able to ease its first lockdown quickly..”

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