ICU

‘It’s non stop’: Ornge air ambulance takes lead on moving COVID-19 patients as Ontario ICUs fill up

‘It’s non stop’: Ornge air ambulance takes lead on moving COVID-19 patients as Ontario ICUs fill up

TORONTO — The impact of COVID-19 on intensive care units remains “alarming” despite a recent steadying of the number of patients treated there, says a group representing Ontario’s hospitals. Anthony Dale, president of the Ontario Hospital Association, said there are, on average, 25 new COVID-19 patients being admitted to …

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Coronavirus: Kingston prepares to receive out-of-region COVID-19 patients – Kingston

Coronavirus: Kingston prepares to receive out-of-region COVID-19 patients - Kingston

Hospital CEOs across the province received a 7-page memo from Ontario Health advising them to prepare to accept COVID-19 patients from outside their regions. Ontario Health issued the notice after projections showed that by Jan. 24, Ontario will see more than 500 COVID-19-related critical illness patients in intensive care …

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Mississauga family mourns loss of father because of COVID-19 – Toronto

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COVID-19 has been a never-ending source of hardship and pain for families affected by the virus. It has been especially tough for those separated from their loved ones as their health declines while in hospital. Daniel Dako knows that reality all too well. On Dec. 11, his 73-year-old father …

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Overcrowding at Lakeshore General Hospital’s ER has stabilized: officials – Montreal

Overcrowding at Lakeshore General Hospital’s ER has stabilized: officials - Montreal

Health authorities in Montreal say the situation at Lakeshore General Hospital’s Emergency Department has stabilized. After asking the local population to avoid the hospital’s ER due an overcrowding issue, officials said on Sunday that the situation is now stable and the request to avoid the hospital is no longer …

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Coronavirus: Alberta doctors support new restrictions but express frustration in delayed action

Coronavirus: Alberta doctors support new restrictions but express frustration in delayed action

On Tuesday, the Alberta government announced the toughest COVID-19 restrictions since spring, including a province-wide mask mandate, ban on all indoor and outdoor social activities, the closure of many personal services like hair salons and barbers, and a 15 per cent limit on customers in stores and for worshipers …

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Saskatchewan redeploying 600 health-care staff to support COVID-19 surge

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As COVID-19 continues to surge across the province and intensive care units remain full, the Saskatchewan Health Authority is moving forward with a slowdown of its services. The health authority says this is required in order to redeploy 600 full-time staff to respond to the coronavirus in Saskatchewan. Read …

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Alberta nurse practitioner describes ICU during pandemic: ‘We’re feeling a bit defeated’

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A nurse practitioner and fourth year medical student from Edmonton is sharing her experience inside a hospital’s intensive care unit. “We… feel like this is just the beginning and we are already so tired,” Brandy Love explained. READ MORE: Alberta identifying ‘unconventional ICU spaces’ as COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations rise …

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Increasing COVID-19 hospitalizations in Alberta pushing ICUs to 90% capacity

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According to Alberta Health Services, intensive care units in Calgary and Edmonton are quickly approaching current capacity limits as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations rise in the province. In Calgary zone ICUs, as of numbers released Friday evening, total bed capacity in the zone is 90 per cent occupied. In …

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Anti-mask rally in Steinbach sees hundreds of attendees – Winnipeg

RCMP at the Hugs over Masks rally in Steinbach, Man., Saturday.

An anti-mask rally in southern Manitoba drew hundreds of people Saturday afternoon. The Hugs over Masks group organized the event to protest the provincial government’s increased enforcement to slow the spread of COVID-19. Manitoba RCMP were on scene but didn’t have any information on how many officers attended and …

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St. Boniface Hospital intensive care unit officially over capacity – Winnipeg

St. Boniface Hospital intensive care unit officially over capacity - Winnipeg

St. Boniface Hospital’s intensive care unit is officially over capacity. The Intensive Care Medicine Surgery (ICMS) unit, where the hospital says it cares for its most critical patients, has all 14 beds occupied. A memo posted to the hospital’s website says they have had to admit a patient to …

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