THUNDER BAY – The Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre is reporting that after a physician tested positive for COVID-19 last week, 179 staff and 29 patients who had potential contact were tested. All test results have come back negative.
“This is absolutely great news for us here at the Hospital, and for the community,” says Dr. Stewart Kennedy, Incident Manager at our Hospital. “We had initially predicted it was a low-risk case, and that has been confirmed in our findings. We know that the science behind what we’re doing is working, and the test results have verified that.”
“As of today we’re increasing our elective surgeries, diagnostic procedures, and outpatient appointments by 25%,” adds Dr. Kennedy. “If your appointment was postponed you will be contacted by your Physician or the Hospital.”
“This is all good news,” Dr. Kennedy continues. “However, over the next year or two, we are going to have other positive tests and unexpected mishaps. We have to be prepared. Each time we face a situation that’s unexpected, we will be better prepared. It’s about learning to live with COVID-19 because we expect it to stick around for some time.”