WINNIPEG — As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic health facilities across the province have had to postpone non-urgent surgical and diagnostics procedures – now health officials are saying they’ll start to increase surgical activity over the next week.
Lannette Siragusa, Manitoba’s chief nursing officer, made the announcement during the province’s daily COVID-19 update at the legislative building on Friday.
Siragusa said surgeries will be scheduled for the most urgent cases first.
This means surgical activity will be gradually increased at:
-Health Sciences Centre;
-The Pan Am Clinic;
-Misericordia Health Centre;
-St. Boniface Hospital;
-Victoria General Hospital;
-Boundary Trails Health Centre;
-Selkirk Regional Health Centre; and
-Brandon General Hospital.
The Province said all precautions will be taken to protect staff and patients from the risk of COVID-19. Precautions will include; point of care testing, appropriate PPE, and limiting the number of staff in a room to those who are essential for patient care.
Patients will be contacted directly about scheduling their surgery.
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