The Emergency Department (ED) at Niagara Health’s St. Catharines Site returned to normal operations as of 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27 as it winds down the response to a hazardous materials incident.
Following the incident in the community, the St. Catharines Site Emergency Department received a total of 23 patients starting at 10:41 a.m. Tuesday.
In addition to working collaboratively with our community first responders, the Niagara Health response required a full team effort from ED physicians, nurses, staff and others who stepped up to deal with the situation.
“This was an excellent example of our healthcare team coming together to handle a serious situation in a calm, efficient and professional manner,” said Niagara Health President and CEO Lynn Guerriero. “Our healthcare teams are under more pressure than ever before, but this response shows why we say our people are our greatest asset. I’m proud of our frontline staff and everyone who played a role in today’s response.”
All patients were assessed and are expected to be discharged today. No further updates are expected.