01/15/2013 12:54 EST | Updated 03/17/2013 05:12 EDT

Regina hospitals still crowded, surgeries cancelled

REGINA - Both Regina hospitals are having to cancel some surgeries because of a continuing problem with overcapacity.

A health region spokeswoman says that as of Monday the Regina General Hospital was at 118 per cent capacity.

The Pasqua Hospital was at 108 per cent.

Carol Reynolds of the Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region says officials are still looking into why the hospitals are so full.

Eight surgical procedures have been cancelled over the next couple of days.

The health region is to make a decision later this week to see if more surgeries need to be cancelled.

“The region is currently looking into the multiple reasons for the current issue," Reynolds said. "We are studying it and there’s no one reason we can pinpoint at this point in time.

“We don’t believe that this is the norm and we recognize that this is an unacceptable situation and we’re doing everything we can to alleviate the problem.”