How will I know if my IWK clinic appoinment is going to be rescheduled?
If your appointment needs to be postponed due to a strike at Capital Health, you will be contacted and arrangements will be made to rescedule.
How will i know if my surgery is affected by the strike?
If your surgery needs to be postponed, you will be contacted by a member of your care team to make arrangements to reschedule.
Who decides which procedures will go ahead and which will be cancelled?
The IWK is working closely with our colleagues at Capital Health to identify which procedures may need to be rescheduled.
This strike affects Capital Health employees. Why is the IWK rescheduling some surgeries appointments?
The IWK and Capital Health share some clinical services, including lab and pathology services, which will cause a disruption is some services provided at the IWK in the event of job action by Capital Health employees.
Will a labour disruption at Capital Health affect patient care at the IWK?
Our primary focus remains the care and safety of our patients and families, and we will continue to provide the best care possible to the women, children, youth, and families we serve. It is important to note that only a few specific services will be impacted by a labour disruption, and those who need our care will continue to receive it on a priority basis.