Date of Publication: May 9, 2020
Source: CTV News
Canadian hospitals are beginning to address a backlog in elective surgeries that were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In BC, Ontario, Alberta, Manitoba, New Brunswick, and PEI, hospitals have released plans to allow elective surgeries to resume. Officials state that it could take up to two years for the healthcare system to catch up and clear the backlog of elective surgical services. There are also concerns regarding how many and how fast elective surgeries are ramped up while maintaining the need to care for COVID-19 patients. Ontario Health released requirements for hospitals before committing to a set date for resumption of elective surgeries, including a stable number of COVID-19 cases and table supply of PPE and medications.
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Summary by: Ming Li