Hospitals in Regina are overcrowded and officials are cutting back on some elective surgeries. 

Both the Regina General and Pasqua hospitals are running at more than 110 per cent capacity.

Officials say cutting back on elective surgeries will result in better care for hospital patients. The Health Region is advising people to avoid emergency rooms unless it is indeed an emergency.

Patients from other health regions will also be sent home if that's medically possible.

Hospital officials will be phoning patients that may have to have their surgery rescheduled.