'This is my life we're talking about,' says Ontario woman whose cancer surgery's been delayed by Omicron

Thousands of patients across the province have had their medical procedures put on hold amid rising cases of COVID-19. One of those patients, Cassandra Di Maria, is calling on the government to rethink the decision, saying the move is punishing people like her whose lives are at risk.

9 comments

Best
Bree
Bree
14 · 4 months ago · Twitter

I worked in Oncology. This problem is NOT new! We had to postpone many of our patients surgeries pre Covid due to lack of OR rooms,scheduling, beds etc. Patients would get bumped constantly. Where the hell have Canadians been all this time to not realize how crap our system is?

Lori Thibault
Lori Thibault
18 · 4 months ago · Twitter

Why do anti vaxxers in hospital WITH Covid get triaged before a cancer patient? It’s wrong. This needs to be addressed now @celliottability @fordnation

Mimico problems
Mimico problems
17 · 4 months ago · Twitter

Omicron didn’t cancel her surgery. The Ministry of Health and the hospital did. There was a choice someone made.

Msw Ho
Msw Ho
12 · 4 months ago · Twitter

I don’t get the logic. So a tax on the unvaccinated/​mandatory vaccination/​denying healthcare to unvaccinated are unconstitutional but delaying critical surgery knowing full well that it may kill these cancer patients is constitutional.

🎭 Sändra Cöle 🎭
🎭 Sändra Cöle 🎭
9 · 4 months ago · Twitter

You can't delay Cancer treatment. You might as well sign the death certificate if you do so. Sorry to sound harsh, but it's true. This is unacceptable. @fordnation @celliottability This woman needs treatment now.

Peter K Burian
Peter K Burian
10 · 4 months ago · Twitter

This is very sad With the publicity, this woman will probably manage to get surgery But what about the many who will not?

Nextchapter
Nextchapter
9 · 4 months ago · Twitter

This is so wrong. I implore this province to open up surgeries now and then fix our broken system #DougFord #Appalling

Mimico problems
Mimico problems
8 · 4 months ago · Twitter

I guess they needed capacity just in case more of these guys were admitted? https://t.co/​5iAJp9A5Ym

Aburg 24
Aburg 24
5 · 4 months ago · Twitter

Ford and the Health Minister must to held to account. What kind of people have our leaders turned into? Let the virus run its course. Treat the people needing surgery with respect. You have had 2 yrs to increase capacity. Do what's right for all the people.