Although the number of COVID-19 cases in Estre is stable, with an average of 157 new cases per day since Monday, the number of those admitted to the hospital is worrying.
In the last two weeks, the number of hospitalized patients in CIUSSS de l’Estrie-CHUS has nearly tripled, from 12 to 34.
When there are 90 hospital patients in the 100 beds reserved for Kovid-19, these figures are nothing compared to those recorded a year ago.
But for the intensive carer and pulmonologist at CIUSSS de l’Estrie-CHUS DR According to Yanick Pauline, human resource shortages make the situation worse than they were a year ago.
“We have closed beds because we have a shortage of people, the world is tired and tired, so we can’t open them. Six beds in the intensive care unit were closed even though our units were full, ”D. admittedR Pauline.
Over the past few days patients have had to be transferred to other intensive care units in Quebec.
COVID-19 is affecting not only intensive care but all sectors.
Head of the Department of General Medicine of CIUSSS de l’Estrie-CHUS, DR Benoit Heppel can confirm this. “We were terrified of everything that happened a year ago. Compared to March 2020, when we all stopped, we were ready for COVID. There, life was restored, we wanted to restart the surgery delay and there were other diseases.
The workman was tired as the staff was almost everywhere.
“There, we have to rediscover ourselves. We need to rebuild ourselves in the way we manage our workforce, in the skills we provide to people, in the way we manage, in the way we care, ”he said.R Heppel.
It’s as if health care workers have been in the middle of a marathon for almost two years – a marathon whose end line is constantly being pushed back.