As everyone knows, the Delta Covid variant has led to tremendous strain on Healthcare systems worldwide. In Alberta, we are in the middle of a 'fourth wave' of the pandemic, with hospitals full, ICUs almost overwhelmed, and staff overworked, burned out, demoralized and on the verge of quitting. Things are not good.
Many of you have either had scheduled surgery cancelled, or postponed. Those who had not yet been scheduled, are looking at much, much longer wait times for surgery when the decision is made. There is currently no timeline for the cancellations, or specifically the start up of elective surgery again. One thing is however certain - it will take time to get back to full efficiency when things do start up again. (UPDATE: Oct.21; just received word that elective surgery is unlikely before the new year. In the meantime waitlists are exploding)
Given this 'brave new world' and yes, one has to be brave to thrive and to be honest, even survive, in this world; why not consider an alternative?