The Niagara Health System would like to thank all staff, physicians, patients and visitors for their cooperation and assistance following a bomb threat at the St. Catharines General Site which occurred earlier this afternoon.
The hospital would also like to thank Niagara Regional Police, Niagara Emergency Medical Services and St. Catharines Fire Department for their quick response and expertise.
“The NHS Code Black protocol was enacted immediately, all steps were taken and we were able to give the ‘All Clear’ in just over an hour,” said Vice President Patient Services Anne Atkinson. “We appreciate that a situation like this can create upset and concern, and everyone is to be commended for your professionalism and commitment to uninterrupted patient care.”
Visitors were asked to leave the building during the investigation. After a search of the building and properties, nothing was found, and normal activities resumed at approximately 2:30 p.m.
“We were really impressed with the way everyone worked so well together as a team and brought this matter to a successful conclusion so quickly,” said Mrs. Atkinson.