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COVID-19: Ontario to allow transfer of hospital patients to LTCs without consent to free up ICU beds

COVID-19: Ontario to allow transfer of hospital patients to LTCs without consent to free up ICU beds

COVID-19: Ontario to allow transfer of hospital patients to LTCs without consent to free up ICU beds

April 28, 2021 7:31 am
Federal, Video

 



In a news conference at Queen’s Park, Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott announces a temporary emergency measure that will allow Ontario hospitals to transfer patients to long-term care or retirement homes without the patient’s consent to make room for COVID-19 patients. Hospitals will only make the transfer when it is absolutely necessary and when doctors have determined the patient no longer requires hospital care. She is joined by Matthew Anderson, president and CEO of Ontario Health. (April 28, 2021)