P.E.I. hospital treating five to10 patients for suspected carbon monoxide poisoning

CHARLOTTETOWN – A Prince Edward Island hospital says it is treating between five and 10 patients in a suspected case of carbon monoxide poisoning.

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Charlottetown declared a Code Orange today at around 6 p.m., which activates protocols to care for more emergency patients.

A hospital spokesman says between 5 and 10 patients are involved, but he could not say which community they are from.

The hospital is asking people to come to the emergency department only for urgent or critical issues at this time.

With widespread power outages in the province caused by post-tropical storm Fiona, many residents have had to turn to generators for electricity.

The province’s acting director of public safety said Sunday that preliminary findings suggested one death on the weekend was connected to generator use, but she did not provide details.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 27, 2022.


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