Chief nursing officer to speak Friday about how Manitoba hospitals will deal with rising 3rd wave

Manitoba

One day after the province moved to postpone non-urgent, elective surgeries, Lanette Siragusa, chief nursing officer for Manitoba Shared Health, will speak publicly Friday about how hospitals will be addressing the rise in COVID-19 cases.

Province has moved to postpone non-urgent, elective surgeries amid COVID crunch

Lanette Siragusa, chief nursing officer for Manitoba Shared Health, will speak publicly Friday about how hospitals will be addressing the rise in COVID-19 cases, the provincial government says. (John Woods/The Canadian Press)

Lanette Siragusa, chief nursing officer for Manitoba Shared Health, will speak publicly Friday about how hospitals will be addressing the rise in COVID-19 cases, a spokesperson for the Manitoba government told CBC News.

Manitoba public health officials reported 185 hospitalizations, including 52 ICU patients, due to COVID-19 on Thursday.

On Thursday, Shared Health told CBC News that some elective surgeries will be temporarily postponed due to the increasing hospitalizations.

To increase capacity across acute care sites in Manitoba, “non-urgent, elective surgeries” are being postponed temporarily, a Shared Health spokesperson told CBC News.

Urgent and life-threatening surgeries will still be prioritized, the spokesperson added.

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