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MAHC Postpones Non Urgent Surgeries And Procedures

MAHC Postpones Non Urgent Surgeries And Procedures

Posted: 2022-01-08 09:52:36 By: thebay

As directed by the Ontario government to preserve bed capacity and maintain safe staffing levels, Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare (MAHC) is temporarily postponing elective/non-urgent surgeries and procedures, and some non-urgent, scheduled outpatient procedures and clinic appointments.

The MAHC, like many other Ontario hospitals, is responding to an Ontario Health requirement from earlier this week to identify existing services that can safely be reduced, suspended or relocated in order to preserve core acute care functions during the pandemic.

Patients who have upcoming surgeries and appointments at MAHC will be contacted by their surgeons’ offices or the hospital if their surgery or outpatient appointment is cancelled at this time.  These visits and procedures which will later be rebooked once the directive is lifted.  

If you do not receive a call from MAHC, your appointment is not cancelled. Some hospital outpatient clinics and Diagnostic Imaging appointments are continuing at a reduced capacity.  Urgent and emergent surgeries, including cancer-related cases continue.