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MAHC Resumes Elective & Non-Urgent Surgeries
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MAHC Resumes Elective & Non-Urgent Surgeries

Posted: 2021-05-31 12:50:45 By: thebay

Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare (MAHC) announced today they have resumed performing elective and non-urgent surgeries and procedures that were postponed mid-April.

The MAHC says that a gradual and cautious resumption of non-urgent surgical activity at MAHC follows the provincial lifting of Directive #2, which instructed hospitals to pause non-urgent surgical procedures.

With the recent provincial direction to restart surgeries that do not require a stay in hospital, MAHC’s surgical teams began assessing readiness for a safe, gradual ramp-up plan; estimating 450 to 500 procedures were impacted. Area surgeons have been rescheduling patients, and are contacting those impacted to advise of their procedure date.

The MAHC says there is still a possibility that elective and non-urgent surgeries and procedures could be postponed again, but they remain hopeful that further service disruption will be unnecessary and avoided.