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Triage protocol update

In the face of rising stage 2 COVID-19 numbers, opposition critics and disability advocates are calling on Ontario’s government to publicly release its COVID-19 triage protocol, which would guide doctors on how to determine who should get life-saving treatment if hospitals are overwhelmed by coronavirus patients.

The purpose of the protocol, which would only be invoked as a last resort if critical care resources needed to be rationed, is to minimize overall mortality by prioritizing patients with the best chance of survival.

The Ministry of Health says the protocol is still being reviewed and will not be made public at this time.

Read more about the Triage Protocol.

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