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Ross Memorial Hospital Facing Severe Challenges Due To High Patient Volumes And Covid Outbreaks

KAWARTHA LAKES-Ross Memorial Hospital says it is facing severe challenges today due to  high patient volumes and a second COVID-19 outbreak.

According to officials the hospital’s Medical Middle Unit has been declared in COVID-19 outbreak today, joining the Medical North Unit that was declared in outbreak on August 5, by the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit.

“Patients with less urgent conditions are implored to consider alternate options for care such as their primary health care provider, pharmacist, after-hours clinic, virtual care, or calling Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000. After-hours clinics can often treat non-urgent and minor illnesses and ailments, such as earaches, sore throats or prescription refills.” said a press release from the hospital. “Ross Memorial Hospital health-care professionals are working around the clock to treat patients as quickly as possible while continuing to administer exceptional care.”

The hospital is currently looking to fill approximately 50 vacant nursing postions and a number of other roles as well. Read more here: https://www.kawartha411.ca/2022/08/10/ross-memorial-hospital-has-approximately-50-vacant-nursing-positions-to-be-filled/

 

 

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Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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