A MONTEFIORE hospital in northern Italy has closed after a “suicide attempted” suicide.
The Montefisa Hospital, in the Sicilian region of Turin, said on Friday that its doctors were unable to cope with the “high volume” of cases coming in and that it had started “extensive measures” to cope.
The hospital’s director of emergency medicine, Giuseppe Filippi, said he did not know if the hospital had suffered a “major disaster”.
It said the “internal situation” had deteriorated.
“We are very much affected by the high number of patients coming in.
In the last few weeks we’ve had more than 100 patients in our ICU.
The number is expected to continue to rise, which is very serious.
Our capacity is very limited.
Our hospital has no capacity whatsoever,” Filippo told local media.
He said that the hospital was still working on a plan to “restore” its emergency department.
He urged patients and staff to avoid going out and “use your brain power” to manage the stress.
“It’s very sad and the stress that we’re experiencing, that’s a real thing,” Fomeni said.
“We are in the process of restoring our emergency department, to be able to manage our workload.”
The hospital said it had suspended all services and that staff were being monitored for mental health issues.
Montefioren hospital in Turin.
(AP: Giuseppino Filippa)A hospital spokesman said that it would now try to restore the emergency department and reopen on Monday.