Lakeshore Common is essentially the most crowed hospital in Montreal proper now

The Lakeshore Common Hospital’s emergency ward has been operating properly over its capability this previous week.

John Mahoney / Montreal Gazette

Like many hospital emergency rooms throughout Montreal, the Lakeshore Common Hospital in Pointe-Claire is as soon as once more working over capability.

The Lakeshore ER was working at 235-per-cent capability on Tuesday, essentially the most overcrowded hospital ER in Montreal.

The Lakeshore Common reported it had 73 sufferers on stretchers, together with 27 for greater than 24 hours. Eleven sufferers had been on stretchers for greater than 48 hours.

Native well being authorities advise the general public to not head to their nearest hospital ER if affected by flu-like signs.

As an alternative they suggest that individuals dial 811 (Information-Santé) to contact the nurses and social interveners who can present health-care data 24 hours a day, seven days per week.

There are additionally docs out there at walk-in clinics, such because the Stillview and Brunswick superclinics in Pointe-Claire.

“Our winter clinics are there to deal with your flu or gastroenteritis signs (in addition to all different non-urgent well being points) and to assist with psychosocial points,” in response to the native CIUSSS web site.

“Use them as an alternative of the emergency room. The winter clinics are open from December via March and assist to extend entry to companies via elevated staffing or prolonged opening hours.”

For extra data on well being care, go to the federal government web site at