New Ontario law for hospital bed shortages worsens situation for patients, advocates say

A new law that allows Ontario hospitals to send certain patients to long-term care facilities without their consent will only worsen the existing bed shortage in hospitals, experts and advocates say, because it is making a hospital admission the only route to securing a care- home bed. The legislation passed in August was designed to … Read more

‘Urgent’ heart surgery cancelled in Ontario over bed shortage

An Ontario man in “urgent” need of heart surgery after a 45-day COVID-related coma has had his procedure canceled indefinitely because of a hospital bed shortage in the province, his wife says. “For me it’s just a case of, I feel like the longer it takes to do this, the longer it takes to go … Read more

‘Urgent’ heart surgery cancelled in Ontario over bed shortage

An Ontario man in “urgent” need of heart surgery after a 45-day COVID-related coma has had his procedure canceled indefinitely because of a hospital bed shortage in the province, his wife says. “For me it’s just a case of, I feel like the longer it takes to do this, the longer it takes to go … Read more

‘Urgent’ heart surgery cancelled in Ontario over bed shortage

An Ontario man in “urgent” need of heart surgery after a 45-day COVID-related coma has had his procedure canceled indefinitely because of a hospital bed shortage in the province, his wife says. “For me it’s just a case of, I feel like the longer it takes to do this, the longer it takes to go … Read more

Ontario woman killed after car strikes flat bed truck in Chino Hills | News

Sheriff’s investigators identified the driver killed Thursday morning after her car struck the back of a flat bed truck on Peyton Drive in Chino Hills. Ashley Perez, 31, was pronounced dead at the scene by Chino Valley Fire District paramedics after the 8:53 am collision in the southbound lanes of Peyton Drive between Olympic View … Read more

Two-year-old Ontario boy with RSV almost taken to U.S. hospital amid pediatric ICU bed shortage

A two-year-old Ontario boy with RSV was almost transferred to a hospital south of the border in the midst of a provincial shortage of pediatric intensive care beds. “He just was struggling so much to take a breath, you could see through his sweater and through his blankets that his chest and stomach were elevating … Read more

Ontario 2-year-old with RSV almost transferred to Buffalo hospital

A two-year-old Ontario boy with RSV was almost transferred to a hospital south of the border in the midst of a provincial shortage of pediatric intensive care beds. “He just was struggling so much to take a breath, you could see through his sweater and through his blankets that his chest and stomach were elevating … Read more

Toronto Western, Toronto General hospitals see critical-care bed alerts

Four days after urging doctors to bypass the emergency department if possible due to overcrowding, Toronto General Hospital issued another internal alert that its ICUs were at capacity and might not have enough staff to keep all critical care beds open. The critical care bed alert, issued Monday and obtained by the Star, was at … Read more

Toronto Western, Toronto General hospitals see critical-care bed alerts

Four days after urging doctors to bypass the emergency department if possible due to overcrowding, Toronto General Hospital issued another internal alert that its ICUs were at capacity and might not have enough staff to keep all critical care beds open. The critical care bed alert, issued Monday and obtained by the Star, was at … Read more