WINGHAM, ONT. —
It’s not a question of if, but when patients from overcrowded intensive care units in city hospitals end up in hospitals in rural Ontario.
“In the context of COVID-19, there are no individual hospitals, we are all very much part of the same system,” says Huron-Perth Healthcare Alliance CEO Andrew Williams_kevindonovan.?
Williams says there is a provincial critical care network that is monitoring ICU capacity in COVID-19 “hot zones” every single hours vaccination program focused on inoculating those who were most at risk of severe outcomes if they contracte. Now that so many ICUs in the Greater Toronto Area are reaching or exceeding capacity, patients will have to be moved elsewhere.?
“We fully expect that to happen over the coming weeks. We regularly have patients move throughout the system. We’ve had patients come from London into Huron-Perth to help with capacity, so it’s an ongoing conversationCommences 21 days after entering Step One and when 70 per cent of Ontario adults have one dose and 20 per cent of adults have two. Hospitalization,” says Williams.?