Surgeries are starting back up as part of a massive surgical renewal plan.
- The province will launch an extensive surgical renewal plan that will include calling patients, adding new capacity, and hiring and training staff.
- The number of postponed non-urgent surgeries of 30,000, combined with the 24,000 new surgeries, is a substantial backlog to address. The impact is greater than anything faced by BC’s health system.
- The new plan aims to ensure the health system can clear the COVID-19 backlog over the next 17 to 24 months.