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Regina EMS, ER and surgery patients rise due to icy conditions
Residents are urged to take care outdoors, as Regina’s health care facilities are seeing increased injuries requiring treatment due to icy weather conditions.
Pasqua Hospital and Regina General Hospital emergency departments are each designed with 33 stretchers. Last night, patient numbers peaked at 68 at Pasqua’s Emergency and 81 at Regina General Hospital’s Emergency, mainly due to injuries caused by the weather conditions. As of 10 AM there were 11 orthopedic patients in the Pasqua’s emergency department and four in Regina General’s.
If you fall:
- Try not to panic. Rest for a moment and evaluate whether you are injured and if you can get up.
- If you have sustained an injury, support the injury with your hand, or use a cushion or items of clothing to prevent unnecessary movement. Supporting
the injury may give pain relief and prevent further damage.
- Apply cold compress to the injury site and elevate it if possible for a maximum of 15 minutes to relieve swelling. If there is no improvement seek
- If the injured area is obviously deformed, significantly painful or requires transport, call 911.
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| Lisa Thomson
Media Relations Consultant
Communications - Regina