Charlottetown’s QEH announces a Code Orange after a call about suspected carbon monoxide poisoning RS News

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Queen Elizabeth Hospital has declared a Code Orange as it responds to an incident involving between five and 10 people from a single location in Charlottetown with suspected carbon monoxide poisoning.

The call came in around 6pm

Charlottetown Fire Department and Island EMS responded.

Hospital officials are asking people to come to the emergency department only for urgent or serious problems. Those with non-urgent concerns can expect a longer wait.

According to the Department of Health, a Code Orange is usually referred to as an external disaster or threat likely to require additional hospital services.

Health PEI says anyone with emergency medical needs should call 911 or seek emergency care when:

  • feeling discomfort or tightness in the chest;
  • feeling irregular breathing;
  • feel stomach pain;
  • experiencing headache or dizziness for a long time and persistently;
  • the injury may require stitches or involve a broken bone;
  • the child has a long period of diarrhea or vomiting; or
  • a child under six months of age has a fever of 38 C (100.4 F) or higher.

If you have a health concern or need immediate health information, call 811 to speak with a registered nurse for advice on the best course of action.

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