From bloody noses to taped ankles, Games medical staff have athletes covered – CBC

Clinic and first-aid stations also checking for concussions and treating viral infections

Mar 03, 2023

Volunteer medical staff are treating injuries head to toe at the Canada Games.

But whatever the ailment, the young athletes competing at the Games on Prince Edward Island know medical staff have their backs.

About 150 doctors, nurses and therapists are volunteering their time, including 50 from off-Island who have special expertise in sports medicine.

The main clinic, on the University of Prince Edward Island campus, is treating about 70 patients a day. There are also “field of play medical services” offering on-the-spot first aid at 16 athletic venues across the Island, particularly important for high-contact sports such as hockey, wheelchair basketball and so-called combat sports like boxing, judo and karate.

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