Premier says more non-urgent surgeries could be cancelled due to pandemic

 Premier says more non-urgent surgeries could be cancelled due to pandemic

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says the widespread cancellation of more non-urgent surgeries may be necessary because the largest hospitals in the province are filling up with COVID-19 cases. Kenney says hospitals are at 91 percent capacity due to the coronavirus. He says Alberta currently has 8,500 hospital beds. Around 2,400 are being set aside for pandemic patients and one quarter of those beds will be in intensive care.

Jeannette Rocher

Jeannette Rocher

After an internship with the CBC, Jeannette embarked on her journalism career by moving overseas to take a job on the island of Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands. While overseas she covered stories in Fiji, Guam and Japan including the 2011 tsunami that hit Japan and its surrounding islands. She covered a mass shooting, an Earth quake, the disappearance of two little girls, murder cases and other huge court cases. In 2013 she moved to Alberta where she covered the devastating floods of High River and Medicine Hat for CTV News. She then went on to produce and host Go! Southern Alberta for Shaw TV.

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