Patient volumes at Winnipeg’s Children’s Hospital reach ‘unprecedented levels’: Shared Health – CBC

201 patient visits to children’s emergency department Sunday, says Shared Health

Nov 14, 2022

An early-season spike in respiratory viruses has seen hospital visits for children reach unprecedented levels, a Shared Health spokesperson said in a statement Monday.

There were 201 patient visits to the emergency department at Winnipeg’s Children’s Hospital at the Health Sciences Centre on Sunday — the highest single-day total the department has seen in several years, the statement said — and 114 of them were higher-acuity pediatric patients, several of whom required resuscitation.

Two weeks into November, the children’s department had 174.5 patients visiting per day, exceeding the record pace of 170.3 patients per day seen in December 2019, according to the spokesperson.

The hospital’s daily average went up about 20 per cent since October, when the department saw an average of 145.8 daily visitors, the spokesperson wrote. Last year, in November 2021, the children’s department saw an average of 124 patients daily.

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