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Tyee Poll: To What Extent Should Hospitals Take COVID Patients from Other Health Regions?

In April, The Tyee helped create a series of infographics to show how B.C.’s health-care infrastructure compared to other regions hit by the pandemic. While B.C. hospital beds have seen a boost to accommodate surges, some resources are stretched in the second wave.

In the first week of December, the Island Health region received COVID patients for hospital treatment as some northern B.C. ICUs reached capacity.

While pandemic mandates are in place to varying measures nationwide, cases continue to climb steeply in B.C., Alberta and Manitoba, as well as out East; leaving ICU beds disproportionately available. With this in mind, we want to ask:

To what extent do you think hospitals should take COVID patients from other health regions?

* Please note that all poll answers will be publicly viewable, but anonymous.

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Please note that Tyee Barometer polls are only intended as a quick and engaging non-scientific snapshot of our readers' opinions on various topics that fit with The Tyee's very broad editorial mandate. They are not intended to be seen as a representative sampling of BC opinion.

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