All patients and staff safe following fire at Centenary site

SCARBOROUGH (September 19, 2018) – All patients and staff are safe and accounted for following a fire at Scarborough and Rouge Hospital’s Centenary site this morning.

The fire occurred on a clinical unit on the 3rd floor of the Margaret Birch Wing (MBW). This floor was evacuated, as well as the 2nd and 4th floors as part of the hospital’s emergency protocol.

Toronto Fire Services has given an all clear, and staff, patients, and families have been allowed to return to all areas except for the 3rd floor MBW, which has been closed. Damages to the 3rd floor where the fire occurred are currently being assessed.

Patients from the 3rd floor MBW were initially moved to a safe holding area where they could continue to be well cared for. These patients will now be relocated to other areas of the hospital. Hospital staff are contacting affected patients’ families and emergency contacts.

The Centenary site Emergency department remains open. However, please avoid visiting with any non-urgent needs at this time.

About Scarborough and Rouge Hospital

At Scarborough and Rouge Hospital (SRH), a quality patient experience comes first. Affiliated with the University of Toronto, SRH consists of three hospital sites (Birchmount, General, and Centenary) and five satellite sites in Scarborough. SRH delivers a broad spectrum of health services to one of the most diverse communities in Canada, including a full-service Emergency Department at each site, advanced maternal and neonatal care in state-of-the-art birthing centres, and specialized paediatric services. SRH is home to a number of regional programs serving the central east Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and beyond, including nephrology, cardiac care, vascular surgery, and vision care, and is recognized as a centre of excellence in orthopaedic surgery, cancer care, and mental health.

 

Media Contact:

Leigh Duncan Executive Director, Communications and Public Affairs Scarborough and Rouge Hospital leduncan@rougevalley.ca (647) 294-8885

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