KAWARTHA LAKES-Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay says it has had eight patients transferred from overwhelmed hospitals to date. Six of those in recent weeks.
“Ross Memorial Hospital (RMH) is committed to supporting the system-wide response to the pandemic to best of our ability, including working with our hospital partners and our partners in the Ontario Health East Region to facilitate patient transfers as they are directed.” Tamra Fierheller, Ross Memorial Hospital told Kawartha 411 News.
To support this, RMH has accepted four patient transfers from Scarborough Health Network (SHN) to-date; two COVID positive patients and two non-COVID positive patients. None of these patients have required ICU-level care according to Fierheller.
An additional two patient transfers from SHN are expected by the end of the week.
RMH has also supported high occupancy levels at Campbellford Memorial Hospital in recent weeks by accepting four non-COVID patients from them according to officials.
“RMH is fortunate at this time to have capacity to assist with patient transfers, but the system as a whole is under intense pressure.” Fierheller explained.
At this time the hospital has three patients transferred from Scarborough Health Network. Two of the three are COVID positive. The hospital is currently reporting three covid positive patients.
Ross Memorial has 9 ICU beds, 8 ventilators and a transport ventilator. There is 22 active cases of coronavirus in Kawartha Lakes at this time with the health unit tracking 54 high risk contacts.