The following is a statement from IERHA CEO, Ron VanDenneker.
“At 10 a.m. this morning, members of our care team in Pine Falls Health Complex received threats to their safety and security.
“All staff, physicians, residents and patients are safe.
“RCMP have been on-site and investigated the threat
“To ensure the safety of our staff, residents and patients, Interlake-Eastern RHA has activated a Code White containment protocol in the Pine Falls Health Complex that includes the hospital, traditional healing centre and personal care home. All external doors have been locked with one point of entry and exit that is monitored by security personnel.
“At this time, no members of the public are being seen to provide health care services at Pine Falls hospital, clinic or lab. Ambulances are being diverted to other emergency departments.
“Managers in the facility have been in touch with residents and patients and their families to advise of the situation and identify that visiting is suspended until further notice.
“Health care services in Pine Falls will resume once RCMP and Interlake-Eastern RHA management have confirmed it is safe to do so.”
We will continue to post any updates as we get them.