The COVID-19 pandemic represents a potentially significant stress to current and future workflows and timely patient care within BC Cancer and health organizations delivering cancer care.
Last update: March 30, 2020
During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is very likely that clinical care will need to be prioritized, deferred and reduced due to capacity issues from health care worker absence and decreased efficiency.
is intended as a guidance document to provide recommendations for determining priority for consultation, assessment, and treatment of patients with cancer in the event that the COVID-19 outbreak disrupts access to health care resources.
can be used in the event of an activation of an Emergency Management Plan in one or more regional cancer centres. This guideline
can also serve as recommendations to the provincial community oncology network clinics and other health authorities delivering cancer care.
In addition to the clinical management guidelines outlined here
, the BC Cancer staff will follow the guidelines sent out by PHSA, BC Cancer, Employee Wellness and Infection Control.
Last updated March 30, 2020