Emergencies in Gaspésie are practically deserted

Gaspé hospital. Photo: Archives

While emergencies from several regions are overflowing in Quebec, the Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine this morning posted the lowest occupancy rate in the province.

According to the site’s figures, Health Index, posted at 7 a.m., the occupancy rate was 27% in the region, while the average in Quebec was 87%.

The Bas-Saint-Laurent region followed with a rate of 31%.

Still according to the data, none of the 6 stretchers in the emergency room of the Hôtel Dieu de Gaspé was occupied, as were those of the Chander hospital which has 8 beds.

In Maria, the emergency room was at 30% of its capacity with 3 patients out of a possible 10.

In Sainte-Anne-des-Monts, 3 patients were in the emergency room while on the Islands 3 out of 6 stretchers were occupied.

In Quebec, Montérégie had the highest occupancy rate for its emergencies with 117% followed by the Laurentians with 112% and Montreal at 103%

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