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Ontario Premier Doug Ford, Health Minister Jones make announcement | LIVE

CA, 01 Dec 2022
Ontario Premier Doug Ford will be joined by Deputy Premier and Minister of Health Sylvia Jones to make an announcement on Thursday in Toronto, Ont.

Pediatric hospitals across Ontario have been reporting a wave of critically ill pediatric patients which has led to never-before-seen demand for emergency rooms — forcing health-care facilities to redeploy resources to manage patient volumes.

Some children’s hospitals in the country are running at occupancy rates of over 100 per cent amid a rise in viral illnesses that are typically seen in the fall and winter.

The emergence of respiratory viruses other than COVID-19 and lack of access to primary care is driving the spike in emergency room visits, health-care workers say.

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