COVID-19 bulletin #23
Public health officials advise the number of lab-confirmed positive and presumptive positive cases in Manitoba remains at 17 at this time.
Surgery programs across Manitoba will begin suspending elective (non-urgent) surgical procedures starting Monday, March 23. This will help ensure staff, beds, equipment and supplies remain available and flexible for COVID-19 response.
Hospitals across the province will continue with scheduled surgeries for cancer, trauma and other surgeries that cannot be delayed. Time-sensitive orthopedic, obstetrical, gynecology and ophthalmology surgeries will also continue.a Surgery slates will be examined to ensure proper patient care continues and any affected patients will be contacted about changes to their care.