Elective surgeries cancelled to make room for COVID-19 patients
Alberta Health Services has cancelled all non-urgent surgeries in the province because of a surge in COVID-19 cases. And Lethbridge residents are frustrated that they need to face further delays.
Robert Wilson and Mike Ross were told over the phone that their procedures, which required overnight stays were cancelled in order to free up beds. While they understand that things can get delayed during a pandemic, they are frustrated that they have to keep their lives on hold.
As of Monday afternoon. Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Doctor Deena Hinshaw tweeted that there are 954 people in hospitals across the province due to COVID-19, and 216 of those are in ICU.