Bed Pressure At Windsor Regional Eases

The overcapacity pressure at Windsor Regional Hospital is easing a bit.

After weeks of being  close to 120% capacity, there are fewer of the "Admit No Bed" cases.

Windsor Regional Hospital President and CEO David Musyj says they're now just about at the 100% occupancy..

He says the long term care homes have improved noticeably with fewer on outbreak in the last 48 to 72 hours.

Musyj says another element has eased as well: "admission rate's about the same but what we've seen is the patients being admitted are not as acutely ill as they once were and as a result we're getting discharges and that regular flow is starting to happen, is coming back"

He says this has allowed the hospital to operate more like normal with no interruption in operating room times or services.

Musyj says this easing of the pressure allows the staff to recharge.

He says they are bracing for what's expected to be another wave of Influenza "B" in late March.