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P.E.I. decreasing surgeries, health assistance amid Coronavirus


Key takeaways: 

  • 2 COVID-19 patients in intensive supervision, 17 in hospital, were declared on Friday.
  • The province said 17 individuals were in the hospital, including two in the I.C.U., due to COVID-19 on Friday. 

P.E.I. to reduce the health services: 

Health P.E.I. is easing some non-urgent operations and services at Charlottetown’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital as the region wrestles with its most enormous COVID-19 wave since the start of the pandemic.

According to a written release Friday afternoon, the region reported the move “to provide staff and bed capacity are open for individuals who may need life-saving care in the future days,” according to a penned release Friday afternoon. Source –

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The government of PEI decides to reduce the surgeries due to spiking covid cases

“Following several weeks of COVID-19 admissions, we are at a moment where we ought to make these deductions to be able to persist in caring for the sick patients who need intensive care and in persisting in proposing surgeries and services to individuals who require them most,” Health P.E.I. C.E.O. Dr. Michael Gardam stated in the release. Source –

The announcement comes as 17 individuals stay in hospital on P.E.I. with COVID-19, including two patients in intensive care, according to Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison. That’s an alert from one I.C.U. Patient on Thursday. One other individual in the hospital has tested positive, but COVID-19 wasn’t the cause for admission. 

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