6 Saskatchewan ICU patients with COVID-19 being transferred to Ontario – CBC

Transfers to happen over next 72 hours

Oct 18, 2021

Saskatchewan will be transferring six COVID-19 patients to Ontario over the next 72 hours as the Prairie province struggles to deal with a record number of intensive care patients.

One patient will be transferred Monday, with the other five expected by end of day Wednesday, according to the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA).

Premier Scott Moe said planning for transferring patients has been going on for “a number of days” and that patients will be transferred to ensure they receive “the very best possible care that they can.”

Additional out-of-province support that may be required beyond Wednesday is being finalized, according to the SHA.

“We recognize the stress this will cause the families affected,” SHA CEO Scott Livingstone said in a news release Monday morning.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/ontario-covid-icu-patients-transfer-1.6215022

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