Sunday, May 30, 2010

Huntsville and Toronto impacted by G8 & G20

Health Care and the G20

Muskoka/Hunstville faces a huge impact.

Read an emergency room nurse's take on the whole thing.

Toronto Star reports...
Toronto hospitals and medical responders are bracing for a busy summit weekend, practicing simulation drills, updating emergency preparedness plans and in some cases, asking patients to reschedule appointments.

Hospitals are also trying to free up bed space during the summit week. The University Health Network — which includes the Princess Margaret, Toronto General and Toronto Western hospitals — is no longer accepting appointments for the day prior to the summit and asking patients to reschedule non-essential appointments on June 25, said UHN spokesperson Gillian Howard. The hospital will also try to expedite patient discharges that have already been scheduled.

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