Thunder Bay regional hospital tightens restrictions due to rising COVID-19 cases – CBC

TBRHSC is largest hospital in northwestern Ontario, other regional hospitals also experiencing outbreaks

Aug 09, 2022

A rise in COVID-19 cases at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC), the largest hospital in northwestern Ontario, has pushed the hospital to tighten its restrictions again.

The hospital is now in the Orange-Restrict phase of its internal pandemic response, signalling a change to some guidelines for essential-care partners.

“It has been a long and overwhelming two years, and for some people, tolerance for COVID-19 precautions is wearing thin. As an acute-care facility, we must remain diligent in protecting our most vulnerable and our staff at all times,” reads a hospital statement posted Friday.

“In order to protect our vulnerable patients and our staff, and to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission, it is necessary for us to limit the number of people entering our facility.”

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