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Media inquiries can be directed to:

Irene Dube, Corporate Communications Manager
(807) 737-6563 or

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Latest News and Media Releases

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June 26 Update- COVID-19 and SLMHC
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COVID-19 Cases – Update from SLMHC
As previously announced, SLMHC has seen a recent cluster of positive COVID-19 test results. Early last week, three patients were admitted to hospital for other reasons and tested positive for the virus. This testing was completed as part of our hospital protocol prior to procedures and/or transfer of these patients to other health facilities. Additionally, in the same timeframe we became aware of a positive result among our staff. All protocols for isolation and contact tracing were implemented.
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Update on COVID-19 in Region and SLMHC
At Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre (SLMHC), we remain thankful that the presence of the COVID-19 virus within the catchment area that we serve has been minimal. This is a direct result of the precautions taken by each community, our organization, as well as our partner organizations in health. At this time, we wish to update the public on new, positive cases in our region and how this is impacting SLMHC.
New Positive Case of COVID-19 in Sioux Lookout
Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre (SLMHC) received notice of a new positive case of COVID-19 in Sioux Lookout. We understand the individual is self-isolating at this time. The Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) will follow its processes in the coming days.
Messages of Kindness here at SLMHC
Last week, staff and doctors at Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre (SLMHC) could be spotted wearing colourful bracelets featuring the message Be Kind. The message is simple, but the gesture behind these bracelets brought joy to so many frontline and behind-the-scenes workers here at SLMHC.
COVID-19 Update from SLMHC – April 27, 2020
Late last week, the Ontario government announced a proactive surveillance testing initiative to protect residents of long-term care homes across the province. In alignment with this initiative, Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre is implementing a plan to conduct COVID-19 tests on all residents and staff at the William A. George Extended Care Facility.

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