Outaouais emergency rooms overwhelmed

Outaouais’emergencies overwhelmed


Outaouais health authorities have asked the public to avoid emergency rooms in the region as much as possible on Tuesday due to a large volume of patients that are congesting hospitals. 

The Outaouais Integrated Health and Social Services Center (CISSS) invites the population to come to the hospital only in case of emergency , because the waiting time can be very high. The CISSS de l'Outaouais also asks the population to accept the reorientation towards other clinics or resources if it is proposed.

The population who needs to consult a health professional can s contact a family doctor, a pharmacist, a medical clinic or even contact 811. The first-line access window (GAP) may also be an option for people who are eligible for it.

< p>This summer, the CISSS de l'Outaouais had already been forced to reduce its activities at the Gatineau cancer center due to a partial breakdown of service in radiation oncology.