COVID-19: Windsor Hospitals Under Pressure, Calling For Public Help, Patience | The Canadian News

WINDSOR, Ont. – Health officials in southwestern Ontario are warning the public about hospital capacity issues and strained acute care.

The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit, along with three local hospitals and local paramedics, say there has been a recent increase in both COVID-19 patients and other respiratory ailments.

They say that patients should expect wait times and that treatment for anything other than emergencies will be much longer than usual.

They ask non-emergency patients to seek care elsewhere, such as family doctors and clinics, to help ease hospitals.

They say they are also seeing a dramatic increase in young children with severe breathing problems who need an immediate higher level of care.

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The group says that over the past two months, Windsor Regional Hospital had to transfer 11 children with respiratory syncytial virus to hospitals in London, Ontario or Detroit.

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