Oct
16
2017

Emergency care not affected by QEH disaster simulation

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) will carry out a mock disaster exercise this Wednesday, October 18 to test its emergency and disaster responses.

Although the hospital’s emergency department will play a large role in the disaster exercise, Islanders seeking emergency medical care will continue to be assessed and treated. However, wait times for non-emergency care may be impacted.

The hospital-wide exercise will involve a number of persons arriving at the emergency department simulating real-life casualties from a mock disaster exercise being simultaneously carried out at the Charlottetown Airport. Response will include moving these casualties throughout the hospital as needed.

To further support Islanders requiring non-urgent care during that time, walk-in clinics in the greater Charlottetown area will temporarily extend their hours of service for the afternoon of Wednesday, October 18 only:

  • Charlottetown Walk-in Clinic (20-24 St. Peter’s Road)
    4 - 6 p.m.
  • Downtown Walk-in Clinic (220 Water Street)
    1 - 4 p.m.
  • Sherwood Walk-in Clinic (15 Brackley Point Road)
    1 - 3 p.m. and 5 - 6:30 p.m.
  • Stratford Walk-in Clinic (13 Stratford Road)
    5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

For more information about walk-in clinics across Prince Edward Island, visit www.healthpei.ca/walkinclinics.
 
Islanders are also encouraged to visit their primary-care provider or call 8-1-1 to speak to a registered nurse for non-urgent care needs.  Anyone with emergency medical needs should still call 9-1-1 or visit their nearest emergency department.

Media contact:

Amanda Hamel

ajhamel@gov.pe.ca

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Phone: 902-368-6130
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If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency department.

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