Pediatric Hospitals Across Ontario Ask Province for Help as 12,000 Children Wait for Surgeries
Pediatric hospitals across Ontario are still struggling to provide care to the sheer number of patients coming in and a new report states around 12,000 children are waiting for surgeries. Four major pediatric hospitals have said they need help from the province to solve the bigger issue at hand, which these long waiting lists are a part of.
The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, CHEO, a health care and research facility in Ottawa, McMaster Children’s Hospital in Hamilton, and the Children’s Hospital at London Health Sciences Centre were overwhelmed with the number of patients coming in with the flu and respiratory syncytial virus over the past three months.
Even though the surge reduced, the number of children waiting for patients that stacked up has now reached 11,789 across Ontario. These are the patients that have waited over the clinically recommended wait times.
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