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Patients in hall for days

An influx of patients has led to patients being kept in hallways for days at Victoria General Hospital.

Island Health has apologized after patients were left in "less than ideal places," it says.

Darren Laur's elderly father was kept on a gurney in a hallway for five days, CTV News reports.

Laur said his 77-year-old father was told he may not get a bed at all.

"Hallway care is temporary while patients are in transition to units or awaiting an inpatient room, and we ensure the delivery of appropriate care and appropriate staffing levels," Island Health said in a statement.

"This is not acceptable, and more light needs to brought to this shameful treatment of a senior and a military veteran who served our country," Laur tweeted.

– with files from CTV Vancouver Island



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