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Patients in labor may be shifted from Squamish hospital due to staff shortage

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Key takeaways: 

  • Vancouver Coastal Health says the ‘temporary’ service interval impacts service in early July.
  • Some patients in labor might be shifted to Lions Gate Hospital, St. Paul’s Hospital, B.C. 
  • Due to a staff shortage at the Squamish hospital, Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) stated Friday, Women’s Hospital or Richmond Hospital in early July.

Pregnant women in the Sea to Sky area might be shifted to hospitals in Metro Vancouver this month due to staffing problems at Squamish General Hospital. 

Several patients in labor might be sent to Lions Gate Hospital, St. Paul’s Hospital, B.C. Due to a staff shortage at the Squamish hospital, Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) stated Friday, Women’s Hospital or Richmond Hospital in early July.

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Pregnant women in the Sea to Sky area might be shifted to hospitals in Metro Vancouver this month due to staffing problems at Squamish General Hospital

“We also realize this operational adjustment may cause trouble for those accessing maternity services and sincerely apologize to our patients and their relatives for any trouble,” VCH said in the statement.¬†Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver, the most intimate of the four alternate choices, is almost 60 kilometers away from Squamish. Richmond Hospital is more than 75 kilometers away.

Squamish General Hospital is listed on VCH’s website as the only one in the Sea to Sky corridor where patients can give birth.¬†

Source – cbc.ca

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