Hospital overflow rooms being used to mask ER overcrowding, union says

Urgence/emergency room at Gatineau Hospital
Gatineau’s regional health authority detailed a plan to move 178 long-term care patients out of Gatineau Hospital emergency care departments.

Quebec’s largest nurses’ union is accusing hospital administrators of moving patients out of the emergency room and into overflow rooms, a creative way to satisfy a recently issued government directive on ER overcrowding.