Crowded emergency rooms in Montreal and Monteregie
Emergency room attendance in Quebec during this period when many Quebecers are on summer vacation seems normal or high in almost all regions of Quebec, except in Montérégie and on the Island of Montreal where several institutions have a very high occupation. .
The most recent report posted Tuesday by Index Health reveals that ten hospitals in Montreal are struggling with emergency occupancy greater than 100%. The worst percentages are found at the Jewish General Hospital, the Royal Victoria Hospital, the Verdun Hospital and the University Hospital of Montreal (CHUM).
In the Montérégie, occupations are very high in four of the eight hospitals, particularly Barrie Memorial Hospital in Ormstown, Suroît Hospital in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield and Hôtel-Dieu de Sorel.
In the Laurentides and Lanaudière regions, attendance is well over 100% at the Saint-Eustache Hospital, at the Lanaudière Regional Hospital Center in Joliette and at Pierre-Le Gardeur Hospital in Terrebonne.
In Quebec, only the Enfant-Jésus Hospital is struggling with a very high occupation.