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Regular services resume at St. Catharines General Site following late afternoon bomb threat

Posted Jun 6th, 2010

NIAGARA, Ontario: Services at the St. Catharines General (SCG) Site of the Niagara Health System (NHS) have returned to normal following a late afternoon bomb threat made today. Hospital officials enacted the bomb threat protocol at approximately 4:00 p.m. today upon receipt of the threat. Niagara Regional Police Services (NRP) were on the scene immediately.

After a search of the buildings and properties nothing was found.

Visitors were asked to leave the building until the police and hospital officials declared the search over and the resumption of normal operations at approximately 6:30 p.m.

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“Our priority is to provide for the safety and well being of everyone in and around our buildings and properties – our patients, their families, our staff, doctors and volunteers. I want to thank everyone – including staff, doctors, volunteers and the officers who assisted this afternoon. We received tremendous cooperation and understanding from public through this episode and thanks to the professionalism and service of the Niagara Regional Police we were quickly able to return to regular service.” Linda Boich, Vice President, Patient Services.

For more information, contact:

Christine Clark
Chief Communications Officer
905-378-4647, ext. 43111
cclark@niagarahealth.on.ca

Niagara Health System