More admitted patients than available beds has led Timmins and District Hospital to institute its “Surge Plan”.  Among other things, that means moving inpatients to “other care areas in the hospital”.

From a media release:

“Given these measures, we are asking for the public’s assistance with the following:

  • Wait times at the Hospital maybe longer than expected.
  • TADH is still advising people to avoid the Emergency Department for non-emergency issues.
  • The public is reminded that all individuals with cold, flu or gastro-like symptoms (cough, fever, runny nose, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea) are not to visit any patients at the Hospital.

These measures are being taken to ensure we are able to provide emergency services through the ER and to minimize the risk of transmission from/to patients.”