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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Northern Health is advising residents of longer wait times in the Fort St. John Hospital’s emergency department due to an influx of patients.
To reduce the pressure on the hospital’s resources, community members are asked to assess the urgency of their condition before heading to the emergency department.
For those that determine their care needs are less urgent, the health authority recommends visiting their local doctor or contacting Northern Health’s virtual clinic.
“Individuals who require emergency attention should call 9-1-1, or visit the local emergency room. Northern Health’s emergency rooms tend to patients who have experienced a sudden and/or unusual change in their health. This includes, but is not limited to, breathing difficulties, severe bleeding or pain, chest pain, broken bones, and eye injuries,” said Northern Health in a statement.
The recent advisory comes after the hospital warned residents of a gap in anesthesiology coverage at the hospital over the Easter weekend.
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