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RVH to add third MRI machine to address backlog – Barrie
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RVH to add third MRI machine to address backlog – Barrie

Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) will add a third MRI machine within the next two years to help address a massive backlog of patients in need. The funding for the third magnetic resonance imaging machine, costing $800,000, was announced by local members of provincial parliament in Barrie Tuesday.RVH provides 70 per cent of the MRI scans in the Simcoe Muskoka region.“This funding will help hospitals, like RVH, address the backlog of patients requiring imaging services that accumulated during the pandemic,” says Doug Downey, MPP for Barrie—Springwater—Oro-Medonte.“Having accessible state-of-the-art healthcare in our community is of vital importance to residents. This funding will also ensure patients can be seen in a timely manner to help best serve their medical needs.”T...
Patient transfers from SickKids skyrocket amid pediatric respiratory crunch
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Patient transfers from SickKids skyrocket amid pediatric respiratory crunch

Toronto’s SickKids hospital is reporting a significant increase in the number of pediatric patients being transferred out of its beds as Ontario struggles with a wave of sick children. As a result of the recent viral surge, an average of between two and eight children per day are being transferred out of the Toronto hospital specializing in pediatric care and into beds at local hospitals around the province.In the midst of a surge in hospitalized children, transfers out of SickKids are now taking place daily, a far higher frequency than normal periods, when generally one or two transfers take place every week.Julia Orkin, a pediatrician and medical officer for integrated community partnerships at SickKids, told Global News that in non-surge times an average of one to two patients ...