Hospital San Juan of Alicante is overcrowded
There is huge number of patients infected with influenza virus, suffering from its complications (pneumonia) and other serious respiratory diseases entering the hospital these days. Weather changes observed in February and March make the situation even worse. At the moment, there are 80 sick people with influenza for every 100,000 people officially registered in Alicante province.
According to diarioinformacion.com, last month there were more than 1,000 patients admitted at the Hospital San Juan emergency department in comparison with the number of patients admitted there in the beginning of March last year. Yesterday there was not a single free bed or couch to shift the patients that were brought to the hospital by ambulances. Hospital patients lie on couches in the corridors.
Diarioinformacion.com reports that this hospital serves 25 homes for the elderly in the area. In addition, residents of the Alicante Golf, Playa San Juan, Pau 5, San Juan and neighbourhoods are to use its medical service. The population of those districts have increased a lot over the past 12 years.