Owen Sound COVID-19 assessment centre moves

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Grey Bruce Health Services is relocating its Owen Sound COVID-19 Assessment Centre to more comfortable quarters.

As of Thursday, January 21, the Assessment Centre will be located at 1100 16th Avenue East, Unit C, in Owen Sound (the Sun Life building north of the hospital).

In another media release, GBHS said that as COVID=19 numbers remain relatively lower here, its hospitals will be asked to play an active role in meeting the demand of patients across the province.

This means more transfers between facilities are likely. So Grey Bruce residents may not be admitted to the hospital that is the closest to their home community. That could also be the case when patients are transferred back here from a larger hospital for recovery.

GBHS has opened an additional 28 beds at different sites in preparation to play this role.

On Jan. 18, there were two people hospitalized for COVID-19 in Grey-Bruce. There are six hospitals in the two counties.

M.T. Fernandes, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Dundalk Herald