News Releases and Coverage

COVID-19: B.C. hospitals to resume regular surgical operations by June 7

Health Minister Adrian Dix and Chief Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry provide an update on COVID-19 on April 29, 2021. (Vancouver Sun)
Health Minister Adrian Dix and Chief Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry provide an update on COVID-19 on April 29, 2021. (Vancouver Sun)

As the province braced for a surge in COVID cases, nine hospitals postponed non-urgent surgeries. As of May 23, 2,153 patients are still waiting for their procedures.

B.C. hospitals that diverted surgical beds and resources to cope with a third wave of COVID-19 will be resuming regular operations by June 7, and patients who had their surgeries cancelled can expect those procedures to be rescheduled soon, according to  Health Minister Adrian Dix.

In late April, as the province braced for a surge in COVID cases, nine hospitals in the Lower Mainland postponed non-urgent surgeries. As of May 23, 2,153 patients are waiting for their procedures to get rescheduled.

Click here for the full story on Vancouver Sun.

X