Sask. continues sending COVID-19 patients to Ont., with transfer total to hit 19 Wednesday – CBC

With Canadian Armed Forces set to arrive in the province, more residents are heading to Ontario

Oct 25, 2021

If everything goes as planned, Saskatchewan will have moved 19 intensive care patients to Ontario to receive treatment by Wednesday.

The latest figures come from an internal memo prepared by the Ontario Critical Care COVID Command Centre and obtained by CBC News.

Saskatchewan has attempted to alleviate the strain COVID-19 has placed on hospitals and intensive care units (ICUs) by transferring patients stable enough to be moved to hospitals in Ontario.

The memo from Ontario notes that the transfers are being done to “prevent an overwhelming demand that outstrips local ICU capacity arising from new cases.”

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