Two emergency hip patients get surgery

Barb Sweet
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Two elderly patients waiting on stretchers in Health Sciences Centre emergency for urgent surgery to repair broken hips were operated on this morning, according to Eastern Health.

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Eastern Health said the elderly patients received their surgeries within the 48-hour national benchmark.

A third emergency patient was being medically reassessed today.

The patients were in the ER waiting for emergency surgery Thursday, the same day that Eastern Health cancelled elective orthopedic surgeries due to over capacity in the hospital and a lack of recovery beds.

Electives, surgeries that can wait, were being rescheduled Thursday.

Geographic location: Eastern Health

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