“A medically stable but critically ill patient who was identified for transport to an Ontario hospital became destabilized before takeoff earlier this week,” a spokesperson for Shared Health said via email.
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The province said the patient was treated by the transport team and returned to hospital immediately, but died the next day.“Our condolences go out to the patient’s family and loved ones for their loss. We also want to convey our thoughts to the healthcare teams who have worked tirelessly to treat this patient, as they have for so many others during this pandemic, ”said the spokesperson.
Manitoba ICUs on the brink of collapse
Since May 18, 23 intensive care patients have been sent to nine different Ontario hospitals (Thunder Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Ottawa, Sudbury, London, Windsor, St, Elgin, North Bay and Owen Sound) as Manitoba continues to struggle with the ability questions.
Shared Health said more patients are expected to be transferred to Ontario on Wednesday as well.
Another patient was due to arrive in Saskatchewan on Wednesday, the first for the neighboring province.
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Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe said the province was able to help, having reduced rates of intensive care and hospitalization.
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“We are lucky at the moment with lower hospitalizations than what we have had, and lucky to have some provincial capacity to provide to our neighbors and fellow Manitobans,” said Moe.
In the legislature, NDP Opposition Leader Wab Kinew says the government has put lives at risk by failing to ensure patients can be treated in Manitoba.
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Premier Brian Pallister says the number of intensive care beds in the province has been increased and is now well above what it was under the former NDP government.
The province said all patients selected for transport to an intensive care unit in another jurisdiction are carefully assessed by the intensive care team and that there are detailed discussions between the care teams on either side. However, unforeseen problems can arise.
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“The rapid deterioration and death of COVID-19 patients requiring intensive care is not uncommon and cannot be predicted, either in intensive care or during transport,” said the spokesperson for Shared Health.
–With files from The Canadian Press
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