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ICU continues to deal with cases during COVID-19 pandemic with operating changes (Dr. Del Dorscheid, SPH)

Delbert R Dorscheid, MD, PhD (Photo credit: Centre for Heart Lung Innovation UBC & SPH)

VANCOUVER — As a senior physician at St. Paul’s hospital, Dr. Del Dorscheid has a special view of how COVID-19 is affecting patient care beyond the pandemic.

Unlike other parts of the hospital, the intensive care unit he oversees has not been emptied in anticipation of a surge of cases. Staff treat COVID-19 and non-virus patients alike, and continue to support families as they come to terms with critical illness.

Dorscheid also runs a provincial asthma clinic for about 1,200 patients virtually.

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