Tuesday, November 22, 2011

ER stays busy

The Emergency Room at the Health Sciences Centre is still hopping. Director Dr. Andrew Affleck says visits this year are up about 3 per cent. Affleck says contrary to what some may think, most patients aren't candidates for walk in clinics. He says many of them need the services of the ER when they come in with chest pains along with heart and breathing problems. Affleck says the increase at the Health Science Centre mirrors what is happening across the province.