Christine Elliott Canada county Ontario covid-19 Christine Elliott Canada county Ontario

Plans for ‘life and death’ ICU triage decisions not finalized, Ontario health minister says

COVID-19 patients.Christine Elliott says the province has not made any changes to indemnify doctors who may soon be put in the position of deciding who to give critical care to.There were 501 patients with COVID-19 in ICUs across the province as of Tuesday, the highest its ever been, according to Critical Care Services Ontario.

Ontario issuing stay-at-home order, declares 3rd state of emergency amid COVID-19 pandemic In January, hospitals received a document laying out guidelines on how to deal with critical care triage, if there aren’t enough ICU beds.Under those guidelines, patients are ranked on their likelihood to survive a year after the onset of critical illness.Human rights advocates have criticized the process, saying it is.

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