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Saskatoon prepares more than 1,500 patient beds ahead of potential COVID-19 surge

Source: Jonathan Charlton, saskatoon.ctvnews.ca, April 9,2020

Patients would be be sorted by units and by floor, and if needed there will be 1,266 beds available for COVID-19 patients, with another 301 reserved for non-COVID-19 patients.

SASAKTOON — The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) plans to free up more than 1,500 beds in Saskatoon for a potential surge in acute patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“SHA services will adapt and expand to meet the projected COVID‐19 patient demand, while continuing to deliver essential services to non‐COVID‐19 patients throughout the duration of the event,” according to the SHA’s COVID-19 readiness plan, released publicly on Wednesday.

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