While COVID-19 continues to spread, efforts across the province to limit transmission have seen the total numbers in Ontario align with the best-case-scenario projections hypothesized by the experts. The province’s hospital and ICU capacity have not been overwhelmed with patients like many other healthcare systems around the world. And thankfully, the feared extreme shortages of healthcare professionals in hospitals have not occurred. But that does not mean the situation cannot change at a moment’s notice and there is still critical need for more help – especially where the crisis has become acute in our long term care facilities. Not to mention the continued needs within our public health and shelter system.
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