Thursday, July 12, 2012

The Emergency Room in Cite Soleil

Emergency Area Waiting Room--St. Catherine's Hospital, Cite Soleil
(Photo by John Carroll--July 12, 2012)

Cite Soleil has an "guestimated" population of 300,000 people. Nobody really has any idea in my opinion.

The Emergency Room at St. Catherine's Hospital is open Monday-Sunday from 8AM-4PM.

There are three stretchers inside the tiny ER.

The ER physician usually shows up...but not always.

The baby above, who is very anemic, had a scalp abscess incised and drained today.

Can you imagine the havoc if the Peoria area had one tiny ER with three stretchers for our entire population and was open only eight hours each day?

John A. Carroll, MD

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