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Ontario Health says healthcare impacts less likely during current COVID wave

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COVID-19 patients by January, but the head of the agency overseeing the health system says a provincewide reduction in services is less likely to happen during this wave of the pandemic.Dr.

Chris Simpson, medical vice-president of Ontario Health, told The Canadian Press that the trigger point at which hospitals would be ordered to ramp down non-urgent procedures is now closer to 250 or 300 intensive care patients.That’s up from the threshold of 150 patients the government cited a year ago as the point at which surgery cancellations and other measures might need to be taken to keep the health system running.Such measures were enacted already during the pandemic in Ontario, most recently in April as the hospital system responded to a.

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