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An ongoing shortage of fluids used to deliver medicine and treat dehydrated patients has hospital workers scrambling in the midst of a nasty flu season and supplies from factories in storm-ravaged Puerto Rico have been slow to rebound. Supplies of saline and nutrient solutions...

source: National Post via The Associated Press

Some employees at two Interior hospitals say staff are consistently short of gowns and linens since laundry services were contracted to a private company last year. The Interior Health Authority made the controversial announcement...

source: Kamloops

Quebec is investing about $23 million annually in extra beds to ease the demand on emergency rooms, which are often overcrowded especially during flu season. Quebec Health Minister Gaétan Barrette made the announcement recently,...

source: CBC News

The opening of seven beds at Bluewater Health's temporary Residential Withdrawal Management facility this week is welcome news to community and health officials, but still just "scratches the surface" of Sarnia's crippling opioid crisis, police say. "It's long overdue,"...

source: Sarnia Journal

Crystal meth made for a "wild" November at Concordia Hospital, officials say. An internal newsletter sent to staff at Concordia Hospital described November as a "wild one" for the emergency room, according to a portion of the...

source: CBC News

Since this past week's freezing rain turned Regina's roads and sidewalks into skating rinks, at least 149 people have landed in emergency rooms, mostly due to fall-related injuries. "I've never seen it like this," Surgical Care Service...

source: Global News


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