About this update
|Country||British Columbia (Canada)|
|Update by||Site Editor|
|Section / Question||2.04. Impacts of the pandemic on access to care for people who use Long-Term Care ||
Elective surgeries were postponed during the first wave of COVID-19, but by January 6, 2021, 90% of postponed surgeries have been completed. Health authorities plan to add capacity for additional procedures throughout 2021 and 2022. There is no evidence of discontinuation of care in LTC facilities. However, there is a lack of data published about care in the community and by family providers (Source: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/british-columbia/article-bc-has-completed-90-per-cent-of-elective-surgeries-delayed-because-of/).