Manitoba

Province still lacks hospital triage protocol for fourth wave

Manitoba’s new health minister is being asked to establish a hospital triage protocol in time for the pandemic’s fourth wave.

Advocates sent 17 recommendations to Manitoba's premier, health minister, Shared Health

Paramedics are seen moving a patient at St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg in a 2019 file photo. A group of advocates has been lobbying the province to implement and publicize a pandemic triage protocol since last fall. (Trevor Brine/CBC)

Manitoba's new health minister is being asked to establish a hospital triage protocol in time for the pandemic's fourth wave.

A group of advocates sent 17 recommendations for a health-care protocol to the premier, health minister and Shared Health on Tuesday.

Their goal is to ensure everyone, regardless of age, disability or other health conditions, is given equal access to live-saving treatment during the pandemic.

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