Service Updates

In order to ensure critical care and hospital (inpatient) beds and resources are available for the most severely ill patients, Ontario hospitals have been instructed to postpone elective surgeries and non-urgent outpatient services and to transfer patients from hospitals that are over-capacity to others that have available resources to provide safe and appropriate care to patients.

Starting the week of April 12, GTA hospitals, including North York General (NYGH), are beginning to transfer paediatric patients requiring an inpatient stay to SickKids. This is a temporary measure until the province is able to bring COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations down significantly.