Last updated: March 17, 2023
Unplanned, temporary service disruptions, including bed reductions, are not unusual for AHS - or any other health system - as services and beds are managed based on patient need, staffing levels, and acuity of patient health, in addition to many other factors. The system is dynamic, and we manage service availability on an hourly and daily basis.
Last updated: March 22, 2023
This information is updated Monday to Friday on regular business days at 5 p.m.
AHS continues to do all it can to ensure we have enough ICU capacity to meet patient demand.
General Adult ICU Beds Open
Patients Currently in ICU
*This includes our baseline of 223 general adult ICU beds.
Provincial ICU capacity, including additional surge beds, is currently at 75%.
Without the additional surge spaces, provincial ICU capacity would be at 76%.
The table below shows the historical annual occupancy of beds in all five zones since 2018. AHS uses this information to monitor, manage, and adjust the number of beds across the province based on factors like – seasonality, the availability of health care workers and other emerging issues.
*2021 is average to date
**2020/2021 - Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the total beds available were affected by isolation requirements.
The table shows that: