Bluewater Health’s decision to pause all but urgent and emergent surgeries and procedures will remain in place until at least Jan. 26. Ontario announced Monday a provincewide delay, beginning Wednesday, on similar surgeries and procedures at all hospitals as part of a suite of measures to help curb the rapid rise of Omicron-variant COVID-19 cases. Bluewater Health independently implemented similar restrictions last week amid rising case counts and the resultant pressure on hospital resources.
Those restrictions will continue amid the provincial announcement, a spokesperson said.

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