ERs in the Laurentians overflowing

Once more in a short period of time the ERs of the 2 biggest hospitals in the Laurentians are filled to capacity.

In a press release dated July 25th 2021 the CISSS des Laurentides asks the population to avoid the emergency wards of Saint-Eustache and Saint-Jérôme hospital in the event of problems 

non-urgent health due to the high occupancy rates.  “The population with non-urgent health problems is asked to opt for other solutions than going to these two places”

Patients whose situation is not urgent are invited to consult their family doctor, pharmacist, a doctor in a walk-in clinic or to contact Info-Santé, by dialing 811, where a nurse can advise them and direct them to the appropriate department.

The President and CEO, Ms. Rosemonde Landry, however, assures the Laurentian population that urgent cases will be taken care of quickly throughout the region, including in Saint-Eustache and Saint-Jérôme.

“A person in a critical and unstable situation is of course always invited to go to the emergency room.In no way do we want to deprive a person of the essential care they need,” says Ms. 

Landry.

Several actions are in place to support the care teams, including collaboration with CISSS des Laurentides partners to reorient some people who do not need immediate care.