St. Thomas, Ont., hospital overwhelmed with unvaccinated COVID-19 patients – CBC

STEGH has 12 patients admitted with COVID-19, six of those patients are in the ICU

Nov 16, 2021

St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH) is at full capacity with a record number of COVID-19 patients.

The hospital is struggling to keep up with a surge of patients and had to transfer two critically ill patients to the London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) on the weekend.

The hospital has admitted twelve COVID patients, all of whom are unvaccinated. Half of these patients are in the intensive care unit (ICU) and require a level three bed, which is the highest level of care offered in the ICU.

“We are at full capacity and our emergency department continues to see high volumes [of patients]. As well, we’ve been seeing, some days, as high as 200 patients a day,” Karen Davies, the President of STEGH told CBC News.

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