UPDATE: MAY 20, 2020
As part of the May 19th announcement from Ontario Ministry of Health, specific guidance was released as to how elective hospital based surgeries will be allowed to proceed.
This is positive news for Shouldice Hospital to re-open. We, like all Ontario Hospitals, must meet the requirements of that guidance, including coordinating with our Regional Steering Committee the completion of a Feasibility Assessment for Increasing Surgical Activity.
The feasibility for any Hospital to commence elective surgery will be dependent on several factors, but the critical aspects are to ensure the protection of patients and hospital employees once operations re-commence. We want to assure you that our goal is to re-open as soon as possible. During the past few weeks we have been working on plans to do so.
We will be presenting the Regional Steering Committee with our Feasibility Assessment and will update you when we have further details and potential re-opening timelines. We appreciate that you wish to know what our plans are and we thank you for your support and patience.
Please continue to monitor this website for further updates on potential further surgical cancellations and possible dates of resumption of surgeries.
We regret this inconvenience but we trust you will understand these are extraordinarily uncertain times.
In the interim we encourage everyone to abide by all physical distancing and Public Health Directives and hope you and your family stay healthy and safe.
Shouldice Hospital Management