Hospital for sick children in Toronto cuts surgeries to keep urgent care

of hospital for illness child of Toronto says it is curtailing surgeries to maintain emergency care capacity as it copes with a surge in intensive care.

of hospital To tell of No choice release due to over 127% ICU capacity for Several days.

He is treating some intensive care patients. of More than half of patients with other units of ICUs, including cardiac ICU patients, are currently on ventilators.

of hospital It also said it is working very hard to help other hospitals. of state to care for Pediatric patients otherwise treated with SickKids.

Children’s hospitals in Ontario have been overwhelmed over the past month, largely due to influenza and respiratory syncytial virus, which broke out a month earlier than normal.

Dr. Ronald Cohn, President and CEO hospitaldespite the reduction in surgery, SickKids continues to provide an excellent standard of care.

“This decision was not taken lightly,” Cohn said Friday. “reduction of Surgical activity allows us to hospital Critical care units, pediatrics, emergency departments, and others need help managing the increasing number of patients and vision. ”

Cohn said everyone at SickKids is “doing more than ever before and doing all they can. for patients and families, and for To each other in this difficult time. ”

child And the teens went to the emergency department of Statistics from Acute Care Enhanced Surveillance, a real-time monitoring system for the entire province of Ontario, show that the province is being infected at two to three times the normal rate this time of year. hospital Registration record, display.

Earlier this week, Children’s hospital Eastern Ontario of Ottawa has opened a second ICU to deal with an “unprecedented large surge”.

We have canceled non-urgent surgeries and redeployed staff to meet demand.Similar situations are affecting children hospital of Hamilton.

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