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Sudbury hospital back-up gets worse

Now there are 96 hospital ALC patients at the Ramsey Lake site of Health Services North. Thats up from 77, as reported April 17.

The Hospital closed 30 beds for ALC patients at its old Memorial site in March.  Since then the number of ALC patients at the main site (Ramsey Lake) have ballooned.  The Sudbury Star reports that the number of ALC patients has increased from 40 or 50  in January. The beds at the Ramsey Lake site are not intended for ALC patients and are more costly to operate.

With the back up in beds, ER wait times are increasing.  Another 30 ALC beds in Sudbury are scheduled to be closed next March as well.


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