WINNIPEG - Staff challenges are forcing the cancellation of cardiac surgeries across Manitoba.
So far, at least three non-emergency cardiac surgeries have been cancelled.
A Shared Health spokesperson says the procedures were put off to ensure there were enough employees to cover intensive care beds over the weekend.
Emergency operations are still happening.
All this as the province tries to come up with a plan to deal with surgical and diagnostic backlogs.
Doctors Manitoba estimates the backlog at 140,000 and is calling for a task force to be established.