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Day surgeries in Edmonton cancelled, only priority cancer, urgent and emergent surgeries being done: AHS

Day surgeries in Edmonton cancelled, only priority cancer, urgent and emergent surgeries being done: AHS
All day surgeries in the Edmonton Zone have been postponed this week as Alberta continues to deal with an increase in COVID-19 cases across the province during…

” Williamson said cancelling the surgeries will free up space for patients who require inpatient and critical care and allow staff to be redeployed where they’re needed.The Edmonton Zone has opened an additional 54 ICU surge beds bringing its total number of critical care beds to 126.In a statement early Monday, Alberta Health Services spokesperson Kerry Williamson said hospitals would only be providing priority cancer, urgent and emergent surgeries, meaning up to 70 per cent of surgeries would be affected.The move was made “in order to have sufficient ICU and inpatient capacity to manage the increased COVID activity across the zone and the province,” he said.

“Patients who are impacted will be contacted and their procedures will be rescheduled as soon as possible.Try refreshing your browser, or tap here to see other videos from our team.

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