Ottawa Kids Hospital opens second intensive care unit as virus hospitalizations surge

children of ontario hospital opened a second intensive care unit to treat an unprecedented number of critically ill babies and young children.

of Ottawafor children based on hospital The Eastern Ontario CHEO said the viral season peaked early, stating: The kids To hospital At a level “unprecedented” in its history.

CHEO Chief of Staff Dr. Lindy Samson said state funding will: hospital as a crisis response. hospital found that the amount of younger patients who arrived sicker than usual was more than double the usual amount.

The new ICU consists of five beds temporarily reassigned from the hospital’s surgical ward and staffed by clinicians with emergency medicine training reassigned from other areas.

CHEO also said it is recruiting and redeploying staff to patient-facing roles in emergency, acute, and critical care.

Samson renewed his call to the people Ottawa Wearing masks indoors to reduce the spread of viral diseases like COVID-19.

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