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B.C. hospitals’ intensive care units slammed with sick children
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B.C. hospitals’ intensive care units slammed with sick children

The number of kids admitted to intensive care in B.C. continues to climb. The increase continues to put a strain on occupancy rates and wait times.At BC Children’s Hospital Tuesday night, dozens of sick kids waited hours to be seen. Read more: Staff shortage forces overnight closure of Merritt, B.C. hospital ER One of them was Deanna Conley’s teenage daughter.Conley told Global News that she tried taking her to other hospitals but was turned away because of her daughter’s age.She was stuck waiting at BC Children’s hospital for hours along with plenty of other sick children.“It is insanely busy and we have been in line for about an hour and we still have about 17 people in front of us just to get registered,” she said. Story continues below adverti...