If you're heading to the hospital in Stratford, Clinton, St.Mary's or Seaforth, expect to wait a while. The Huron Perth Hospital Alliance issued a statement annoucning that all four area hospitals are above capacity. Alliance President and CEO Andrew Williams explains to myFM that this is a "perfect storm" situation.
Williams adds that a strong flu season, and increase in respiratory infections and a slowdown in local short term care facility intake are the main causes of the overflow of patients. He adds that if it's still an emergancy then don't hesitate to come to the hospital, but if you can, try to talk to you family physician or Telehealth by dialling 1-866-797-0000