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.

Naveen Day

Naveen came to Lethbridge in 2018 with experience in broadcast spanning over 20 years. In Winnipeg, he produced two factual entertainment shows for Shaw and Bell MTS prior to his move to Southern Alberta where he quickly ventured out into the world of journalism at Bridge City News. Naveen has a passion for producing thought-provoking and informative news pieces that answer questions we all have in the back of our minds.

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