B.C. says it won’t be able to take any of Alberta’s extra intensive care unit patients at a time when that province’s hospitals are buckling under the weight of patients who are critically ill with COVID-19.
Dr. Verna Yiu, president and CEO of Alberta Health Services (AHS) said Wednesday it will ask other provinces if they can take ICU patients who need care, or spare staff that can work in intensive care units.
In a statement, B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix said the ministry met with its Alberta counterparts Thursday. But B.C. can’t take on Alberta patients now.
“Given the current demands on B.C.’s health-care system, we will not be
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