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B.C. cancels 1,750 scheduled surgeries in Lower Mainland as COVID-19 hospitalizations surge

(Photo credit: Global News)
(Photo credit: Global News)

Scheduled surgeries at nine Lower Mainland hospitals have been cancelled for the next two weeks as the number of people in hospital with COVID-19 continues to rise.

The province is moving to urgent and emergency surgeries only in order to reduce pressure on hospital staff.

“Right now the need to staff surge capacity means we will have to reduce some services. We know our hospitals have room. Our critical care staff are tired and they need some relief,” Health Minister Adrian Dix said.

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