Updated: St. Clare’s Hospital left with no ER doctor yesterday

Eastern Health has issued the following correction in relation to the story below: “The St. Clare’s Hospital emergency department was staffed with a physician yesterday. A second physician was called in the early afternoon. The St. Clare’s Hospital emergency department is always staffed with a physician on duty.”

How could that happen? Eastern Health has admitted that for there was no doctor in the emergency department at St. Clare’s Hospital for several hours yesterday morning; those waiting in the emergency room were told there was no doctor available. Eastern Health says the incident was the result of “unforeseen circumstances”, and was resolved by the afternoon.
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