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Patient surge ‘shows no signs of letting up,’ says HSN

Due to a patient surge since early March Health Sciences North has been over capacity with “no sign of letting up within the short term,” according to the hospital’s vice-president of clinical programs.

CUPE Local 1623, which represents service and clerical staff at the hospital, recently raised concerns about overcrowding at Health Sciences North.

“There aren’t enough resources to provide proper staffing levels so we can deal with the overcrowding,” said CUPE 1623 president Dave Shelefontiuk. “I’ve been there 30 years and I’ve never seen the atmosphere and stress level with staff like it is now.”’

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