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QEII Surge - Procedure - NSHA AD-C3-005


The QEII Site Surge procedure serves as a benchmark on expected capacity and outlines actions to help relieve facility pressure from patient demand. The procedure has six (6) levels of capacity:
• Levels 1 – 3: Normal (green)
• Level 4: Overcrowded (yellow)
• Level 5: Severely Overcrowded (red)
• Level 6: Dangerously Overcrowded (grey)

This procedure outlines the roles and responsibilities when the QEII inpatient capacity is greater than 85% (Level 4+).
Note: Actions required in response to overcrowding may be modified for a unit or service depending on the situation (i.e., capacity in the province, etc.)