BRACEBRIDGE — Due to safe water problems in Bracebridge, essential visitations to the hospital here have been suspended until further notice.
A release today, Monday Jan. 11, from Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare says essential visitation by a patient’s designated care partner continues to be suspended at the South Muskoka Memorial Hospital Site (SMMH).
Essential visitation was cancelled on yesterday, Jan. 10, following a widespread District of Muskoka municipal water interruption in Bracebridge that necessitated a boil water advisory.
Out of an abundance of caution, the SMMH site remains closed to essential visitation except for compassionate reasons for a palliative patient until such time as the boil water advisory is lifted and the hospital’s water supply is stable.
Some procedures were rescheduled due to the water interruption and patients were contacted directly if there were changes to their appointments.