(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Ever wonder why the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre’s Emergency Department is often jam packed? I had a to make a trip due to my own health issues recently and I encountered a rare opportunity where the emergency was jam packed with people in every possible spot, including the seats near the payphone.
Anyways, a REAL Concerned Citizen reached out to us today to tell the city about what had unfolded on a city bus today. We received this anonymous information through our newsroom email at firstname.lastname@example.org
This citizen reported seeing a male that was completely intoxicated and mumbling. the male then passed out entirely and fell over onto the seat next to him. The alcohol saturated male started snoring quite loudly.
The bus driver was informed of the situation that unfolded and stopped the bus along Fort William Road. After failed attempts to wake the male up, an ambulance was summoned. Superior North EMS paramedics picked up the male and brought him to the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, where he will sleep off his buzz on a nice comfortable tax-payer funded bed before he is released later today.
Another citizen reported to us that their city bus was delayed at City Hall due to a similar situation where another alcohol saturated individual became unresponsive and was sent to the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre by ambulance. The only difference was the subject was a female.
Cheers to these people for choosing to take a city bus over drinking and driving. Is there a better way to handle individuals when they pass out before making it home to their bed? They both clearly wreaked of alcohol. Our emergency department is overworked as all heck. Leave constructive suggestions in the comments.
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