Collingwood hospital confirms additional COVID-19 cases

Hospital puts out list of things community can provide to support physicians and employees

Two patients from the GTA who visited Collingwood General and Marine hospital on March 13 have tested positive for COVID-19.

The hospital said both patients had travel histories outside of Canada.

They were tested for the virus in the Emergency Department and sent home to self-isolate.

“Please understand we anticipate in the days and weeks to come, we will have many more confirmed COVID-19 cases. It will become overwhelming to report each one to you,” says Norah Holder, CGMH President & CEO. “The situation changes every day and our focus will remain upon caring for patients.”

Anyone wishing to offer support to hospital physicians and staff, the following supplies are needed. Unopened boxes of

  • Surgical disposable masks
  • N95 masks
  • Disposable isolation gowns
  • Non-latex disposable gloves
  • New goggles/eye protection which meet Health and Safety Standards

Supplies can be dropped off at the Main Lobby screening centre at the hospital.

At this time, donations of food for physicians and employees are not being accepted

“The community can be the most help by continuing to stay home, especially those just returning to Canada, “says Holder.