January 6, 2022
by Chris Fox, CP24
A new directive suspending all non-urgent surgeries and procedures will also apply to clinics located outside of hospitals, the Ministry of Health confirms.
The move to pause elective surgeries and procedures was announced earlier this week by Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kieran Moore.
Moore has suggested that by reinstituting Ontario’s so-called “directive two” the province can free up 1,200 to 1,500 beds, which will be “essential to be able to provide oxygen and care” to residents who contract the Omicron variant in the coming weeks.