WESTERN CAPE NEWS - The trauma emergencies in both the Cape Metro and rural districts were significantly reduced due to responsible behaviour on New Year’s Eve.
The Western Cape Department of Health thanks the public for this positive development.
“Although many of our Emergency Centres were dealing with Covid-19 cases, the trauma emergencies were significantly reduced. Most of our facilities report today a much quieter than usual New Years’ Eve,” reads a statement by the department this afternoon.
“We are still collating numbers, but reports indicate a significant drop in trauma cases (these include motor vehicle crashes and violent trauma cases which usually accompany public holidays). Trauma cases are usually very time consuming and labour intensive. This reduction helped us to cope with the significant load of COVID-19 cases in our hospitals.”
“We are thankful to the public for heeding our call. It underlines the importance of behaviour change in dealing with the impact of the pandemic on our health service.”
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