TBRHSC Faces Fire Code Violation

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Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre
Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre

Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre

THUNDER BAY – Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre has struggled with gridlock. That issue of overcapacity has led to an issue where Thunder Bay Fire Rescue issued a summons in January to the TBRHSC over an inspection in November 2014.

TBRHSC moved patients in November on the 4th of the month. Thunder Bay Fire Rescue did a fire inspection at the Thunder Bay Health Sciences Centre on November 1st 2013.

The issue has been solved, however the fire code violations were laid.

The TBRHSC says that their relationship with Thunder Bay Fire Rescue remains positive.

“Despite gridlock and bed availability issues, the Hospital must maintain its obligation to the Fire Code and fire safety for patients, the public and staff,” said Fire Chief John Hay explaining the charge.  “Unfortunately, in this case, the decision to place patients in alcoves rather than patient care rooms was a poor one, and resulted in an unacceptable level of risk.”

The Ontario Fire Code requires buildings be occupied in the manner intended in the original design. This activity has now been discontinued after inspection from Thunder Bay Fire Rescue.

Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre
Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre
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