In March 2020, based on instructions from the government about the COVID-19 pandemic, the Toronto General Hospital (TGH) decided to delay many non-urgent in-person medical appointments. This was to allow the hospital to have enough staff and equipment to treat the people who are very sick and would also to help reduce the spread of the virus. We realize this delay has caused a lot of anxiety for some patients and their families. Thank you for your continued patience and understanding.
Recently the Government of Ontario gave the go-ahead to begin planning for a safe and steady restart of appointments, procedures, and scheduled surgeries. UHN has a team that will determine when, where, and how, to resume activity in a safe and fair way. It ensures that we have enough personal protective equipment (PPE), staff, as well as space and policies for physical distancing.
To minimize the number of people coming to hospitals, we will maintain virtual visits where it is appropriate. For those of you who have delayed in-person appointments: as soon as we have your new appointment time, we will call and/or email you to let you know. We are also ready to quickly shift our services if we get another wave of COVID-19.
For information on the current pandemic, including what to do if you may have been exposed to COVID-19, please visit our COVID-19 information page. If you have any questions or concerns, please call our Clinic at (416) 340-5145. However, if you feel very sick, please call 911 or go to your nearest hospital emergency room.
Thank you very much.