January 16, 2022

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“We’re going to be tight,” warns the doctor at Hôtel-Dieu de Lévis

The room for maneuvering in the Saudier-Appalachian hospitals is dwindling day by day as the new record of those admitted to the hospital affiliated with Govt-19 is reached on Wednesday.

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“The trend is that it will continue to increase in the coming days and weeks. It’s sure to be as tight as it gets. We need to be innovative to provide care in a different way,” said Dr.R. Jean Lapointe, emergency physician at Hôtel-Dieu de Lévis and assistant director of professional services at CISSS de la Chaudière-Appalaches.

The region surpassed the 100 hospitals responsible for the corona virus on Wednesday, for the first time since the crisis, with 101 patients in four hospitals – two and a half times more than a week ago – 13 in intensive care.

The number of new infections still underestimated due to screening restrictions reached an all-time high, with 1,144 cases in 24 hours.

In theory, Chaudière-Appalaches already surpassed the capabilities provided in Phase 3 of the load, which provided 30 hospital beds in routine care and 13 in intensive care for COVID-19.

For now, this is still practical, with a 50% load reduction on routine operations.

Stage 4 involves responding only to patients in need of emergency treatment. Then you have to make difficult decisions. But, it is too early to specify D when and when it can be triggeredR. Point.

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“At one point, the nurses then the doctors, I don’t print them […] We will try to postpone phase 4 as much as possible, but, as I tell you, there are limits to what we can do, ”he underlined.

Prior to moving there, close collaboration with Quebec hospitals would make it possible to transfer patients in need of intensive care to the North Shore.

“Our best weapon now is the vaccine,” says Dr.R. Point.

The capital-National region also reached the milestone of being admitted to 100 hospitals on Wednesday, with 20 receiving intensive care. About 914 new cases have been added to the number.