The West Parry Sound Health Centre says its code Gridlock is slated to clear with a return to standard operations by 2:30 p.m.Monday.
Jim Hanna, WPSHC’s Communications Officer says a number of positive factors are allowing the health centre to officially return to ‘normal’ care delivery after the code was called on Friday. Hanna says this means patients are now back to being treated in traditional care delivery spaces with over-flow areas resuming their normal patient care functions.
He says the return to normal will also come with a cautious resumption of scheduled surgeries and procedures taking place. However, Hanna says a number of patients have been safely and successfully discharged to home and long term care, as appropriate.
Donald Sanderson, WPSHC’s CEO says the health centre is very thankful to staff and physicians for everyone’s exceptional and immediate response to the conditions that required enacting the Code Gridlock policy. “Our care teams are especially thankful to the patients and families who responded thoughtfully and cooperatively while experiencing unwelcome impacts as a result of the extreme pressures that we were dealing with,” Sanderson adds.
Hanna says some staff redeployments may still be requested within the health centre due to shifting patient care demands and COVID-19 related absences.