Flu outbreak causing stress in health system
Carol Sanders By: Carol Sanders
Posted: 01/2/2018 4:03 PM

A rising number of people with flu symptoms showing up at Winnipeg hospitals has health officials pumping more staff and resources into the system.

"Over-capacity protocols" are kicking in, said Krista Williams, chief health operations officer for the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority.

The protocols include opening additional acute care beds and bringing in more staff, said Williams, a nurse.

Of 110 laboratory-confirmed flu cases in the city, 60 people are in hospital, including 10 in intensive care, Williams said Tuesday at a WRHA press conference...