Pritzker Urges Illinois Hospitals To Postpone Non-Emergency Surgeries
December 31, 2021 12:43PM CST
Governor J.B. Pritzker and health officials are urging Illinois hospitals to postpone non-emergency surgeries during this current COVID-19 surge. The request was made to prepare for a likely surge of post-holiday Omicron cases and for a potential shortage of staffed ICU beds. Hospital admissions are rapidly increasing throughout Illinois. Holiday gatherings are anticipated to drive a further increase in the coming weeks, placing an additional strain on Illinois’ hospitals and healthcare workers.