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(LONDON, Ontario) - London Health Sciences Centre’s (LHSC) Emergency Departments, at both University and Victoria hospitals, are experiencing high levels of patient activity. In addition, there are bed shortages in all LHSC patient care areas.
"Our first priority is the health and well being of our patients and we will continue to maintain high quality patient care under these circumstances. It is also our priority that the most critically ill are seen in a timely manner," says Cliff Nordal, President and CEO, LHSC.
Contributing factors include:
"I would like to thank the public, patients and their families for their patience during this busy time," says Nordal. "These circumstances also pose significant challenges for all of our staff and physician members. I extend my sincerest gratitude for their compassionate care of our patients and families, and for their continued diligent hard work and perseverance."
For non-life threatening emergencies, the public is asked to consider the following options:
If you have a medical emergency phone 911 or go to your nearest Emergency Department.
London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) is one of Canada’s largest acute-care teaching hospitals and is dedicated to excellence in patient care, teaching and research. LHSC has pioneered many national and international medical breakthroughs. Located in London, Ontario, LHSC encompasses three sites, South Street Hospital, University Hospital and Victoria Hospital; two family medical centres; and the London Regional Cancer Program. LHSC is the home of the Children’s Hospital and CSTAR (Canadian Surgical Technologies & Advanced Robotics). LHSC is affiliated with The University of Western Ontario. Physicians and staff at LHSC number more than 9,000 and together they provide care for more than 1 million patients last year.
For more information contact:
Corporate Communications and Public Relations
London Health Sciences Centre
519-685-8500, ext. 77642
Call LHSC Switchboard at 519-685-8500 and ask to page the communication consultant on-call