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Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre COVID-19 Daily Situation Report

Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre COVID-19 Daily Situation Report

Thursday, May 28, 2020

COVID-19 Status as of 10:30 am:

Tests performed yesterday (Assessment Centre and in Hospital) = 116

Tests Performed total (Assessment Centre and in Hospital) = 4300
Presumptive Cases in Hospital = 31
Total Positive Cases in Hospital = 1
Positive Cases in ICU = 0
Patients in COVID-19 Care Unit = 5
Hospital Occupancy = 79.5%

Our Hospital’s Hospital Readiness Assessment has been approved. Beginning on June 1, our Hospital will begin to increase non-essential surgical and procedural activity, including elective surgeries. This is a very welcome development and allows our dedicated team to begin to address the needs of patients waiting in the community for care. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, our hospital has provided urgent and emergent care, with clinicians constantly evaluating the care needs of people who are waiting and moving individuals into the urgent and emergent categories as needed. Still, for many patients whose care has been deferred, the pandemic has caused anxiety and stress. We appreciate the patience of the community as we increase services in a careful and incremental manner. 

The pandemic is not over; we are only in a new phase. Our Hospital will remain vigilant to keep patients safe. Patient safety remains a top priority. Decisions are guided by principles of fairness, equity and transparency. In addition, levels of hospital capacity, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) supplies and staffing will be constantly monitored to ensure the ability to meet needs should there be an influx of COVID-19 patients. We must be able to decrease non-essential services quickly if there’s a re-emergence of multiple COVID positive patients.

We are grateful to the staff, professional staff and health system partners for contributing their efforts and expertise to the development of our Hospital’s recovery plan. Recovery planning is ongoing and will guide activity in all areas of Hospital operations for months to come.

All previously issued COVID-19 Daily Situation Reports are available at https://comms.tbrhsc.net/covid-19-information/past-daily-updates/.

Please forward any questions/concerns to your supervisor.
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For questions about COVID-19 testing criteria, please contact the TBDHU’s Infectious Disease Program at 807-625-5900 or toll free at 1-888-294-6630.

Local COVID-19 case status: https://www.tbdhu.com/coronavirus

Provincial COVID-19 case status: https://www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus#section-0

Canada COVID-19 case status: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.html

COVID-19 Daily Situation Report videos: http://tbrhsc.net/covid-19-information 

All Hospital COVID-19 updates are available on the iNtranet at https://comms.tbrhsc.net/covid-19-information/

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