Try to stay away from 2 east end ERs: health officials

Officials are hoping you can stay away from two east end hospitals.

The emergency rooms at Santa Cabrini and Maisonneuve Rosemount have been severely overcrowded.

Health care authorities said cases of the flu, gastro viruses and injuries from falling on ice are higher than normal. 

Montrealers are being urged to call Info-Sante at 811 or visit a walk-in clinic before going heading to hospital in a bid to help take a load off packed ER's.