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Waterloo Wellington Hospitals Under Unprecedented Pressure

Hospital leaders provided a somber picture of what is currently happening on the frontlines Tuesday morning, worried about what the Omicron wave will do to them in the coming weeks.

“This week our hospitals across the region once again experienced the most additional pressure we’ve seen yet through this pandemic,” said Lee Fairclough, President of St. Mary’s General Hospital, during the region’s weekly COVID-19 update. “This is accentuated by one of the biggest differences with this Omocrion wave, and that’s the number staff impacted by COVID.”

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