Monthly Archives March 2020

OAR Board: COVID-19 Update

The OAR Board met to discuss how best to meet the needs of our specialty, DI staff and our patients.

The following key issues were approved:

1. Creation of an expert OAR group composed of Drs. Carole Dennie (Ottawa Hospital), Narinder Paul (London Health Sciences), Aditya Bharatha (St. Michael’s Hospital), Vik Agarwal (Rouge Valley/IHFs) and Mark Prieditis (OAR president).  This group will provide expert advice to radiologists via e-blasts so that we have a common communication available to all.

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COVID-19: Statement on Health Services

Health Minister Christine Elliott released a statement yesterday about elective surgeries and other non-emergent clinical activity in hospitals intended to carefully consider how to best maximize resources and prioritize services.  There was no mention of many other health care facilities like radiology IHFs.

The province is requesting that all hospitals further implement pandemic plans by carefully ramping down elective surgeries and other non-emergent clinical activity. 

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