Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Health: Congestion Eases In Emergency Departments

Things are getting back to normal in emergency departments at three South Shore hospitals. The local health authority was experiencing longer than usual wait times for non-urgent care last week. South Shore Health spokesperson, Theresa Hawkesworth, says the departments are still busy in Bridgewater, Lunenburg and Liverpool but they have noticed improvements. She says more than one factor led to the delays.

Hawkesworth says people have been discharged and more beds have opened up in all three hospitals. She says it was a difficult situation for patients and staff, but they worked together to overcome the challenges.