Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital (OSMH) is resuming non-urgent and scheduled surgeries, effective immediately.
In mid-April, the provincial government ordered the suspension of non-urgent surgeries and procedures as a result of growing COVID-19 cases and the additional burden they placed on hospitals across Ontario. With decreased metrics, for the most part, these non-urgent procedures have been allowed to resume where possible. Over 900 surgeries were delayed at OSMH alone.
“This has been a very difficult year for patients awaiting scheduled and non-urgent surgeries.” Stated Carmine Stumpo, OSMH President and CEO. “We appreciate the community’s patience as we begin to ramp up our surgical services again.”
Patients who are in need of day surgery that does not require a stay at the hospital will be the first to be contacted. Those who saw their procedure cancelled are asked to wait for their surgeon to reach out and rebook it.