Gatineau Hospital quickly suspends intensive care, citing nurse scarcity

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Intensive care is quickly unavailable on the Gatineau Hospital on account of surprising absences by nursing employees, says the West Quebec regional well being authority.

In accordance with a press launch from the Centre intégré de santé et des companies sociaux de l’Outaouais, the ICU service shutdown started at midnight Saturday. Sufferers in want of intensive care will probably be handled at different hospitals within the area.

The CISSS de l’Outaouais promised to maintain the general public up to date, and stated the Gatineau Hospital will do all the things it will probably to securely and sustainably restore ICU service within the coming days.

In accordance with the CISSS de l’Outaouais web site, there are 4 ICU beds on the Gatineau Hospital and 26 others throughout the area, largely on the Hull Hospital.