GW Hospital treats 91 inauguration-related patients

Ninety-one people sought medical attention from the GW Hospital throughout the course of the inauguration events, according to a hospital spokesperson.

“We had some complaints of fractures, sprains, upper respiratory infections,” spokeswoman Heather Oldham said. Oldham added the most severe issues were a cardiac arrest and mini-stroke.

The number of patients includes all those who checked in between Friday and Tuesday who identified themselves as being around for inauguration, Oldham said.

Hospital spokeswoman Lisa McDonald said three patients were treated for alcohol-related issues. The overall number of patients was about what the hospital typically sees, Oldham said.

“We didn’t see anything that was overly dramatic,” Oldham said. “It’s the kind of conditions we see on a given day in the emergency department.”

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