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Increased Publicly Funded Surgeries In Community

Monday, January 16, 2023 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

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Increased Publicly Funded Surgeries In Community

Response to Premier Ford Announcement on Increased Publicly Funded Surgeries In Community

Today, the Ontario government announced plans to make it easier and faster for people to access the publicly funded surgeries and procedures they need by further leveraging community surgical and diagnostic centres to eliminate surgical backlogs and reduce wait times.

As noted in an Oct. 12, 2022 news release HERE, and as referenced in the government release issued today (Ontario Reducing Wait Times for Surgeries and Procedures | Ontario Newsroom), Windsor Regional Hospital (WRH) has a local partnership with Dr. Fouad Tayfour and Dr. Barry Emara that frees up hospital space and resources at Windsor Surgical Centre.

The Centre has been collaborating with WRH to complete their cataract and retina procedures of hospital-registered patients. This innovative collaboration led to the completion of thousands of procedures, resulting in quicker access to care while lowering the cataract wait times.

Today, officials from both WRH and Windsor Surgical Centre will be holding an online news conference to further explain the benefits of this partnership that improves wait times and protects hospital resources in our public health system.

DATE: Monday, January 16, 2022

TIME: 3 p.m.

WHO:   David Musyj, President and CEO, WRH

             Rosemary Petrakos, Vice President, Peri-Operative, Surgery, WRH
             Dr. Wassim Saad, Vice President of Medical Affairs & Chief of Staff, WRH
             Dr. Barry Emara and Dr. Fouad Tayfour, Co-Owners, Windsor Surgical Centre

WHERE: Zoom Link HERE:
              Meeting ID: 890 9013 8539
              Passcode: 283124

For further information on Windsor Surgical Centre please also refer to these two videos produced last year:

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