The Sneek region had the most accidents
Translated by Thomas Ansell
Across Friesland, 139 people were admitted to hospitals with injuries sustained due to the freezing conditions on Sunday, reports the Omrop Fryslân. Tens of people broke bones or suffered other injuries, however even more people were admitted on Saturday.
The highest number of in-patients on both days was at the Antonius hospital in Sneek, which had 60 people admitted on Sunday, and 75 on Saturday. To cope with the influx of patients, extra staff were brought in to support the hospitals operations. A significant number of inpatients had head injuries, said the hospital.
In Leeuwarden, 39 people required help following accidents on the ice. Most of these were broken wrists, although broken elbows, shoulders; and broken collarbones were also common.
The Tsjongerschans hospital in Heerenveen saw 25 people admitted for a range injuries stemming from falls on the ice. On Saturday, 50 people were seen at the hospital, with the vast majority across both days being broken wrists, although one person managed to shatter their hip.
In Drachten, the Nij Smellinghe hospital’s emergency department saw 15 people with ice injuries on Sunday, with broken wrists again being the most common injury. 29 people were admitted on Saturday.
A code red weather warning remains in place across the North.