Friday, October 30, 2009

Assessment Clinic Opening

South Shore Health will be opening an Influenza Assessment Centre this coming Monday, November 2nd, beginning at 9 a.m. The flu assessment centre is in response to increasing visits to local emergency departments by people with flu-like symptoms, The assessment to be located in the third-floor Ambulatory Care Centre at South Shore Regional Hospital will operate Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until further notice. Adults and children with worsening flu-like symptoms who wish to see a health care professional should visit the Assessment Centre instead of going to hospital emergency departments. This will ease congestion in emergency departments and help prevent the spread of flu to other patients. It is anticipated that wait times for flu complaints will be shorter at the Assessment Centre than at an emergency department.