Stevenson Memorial Hospital (SMH) will extend the hours of operation of its COVID-19 Assessment Centre, to 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., starting September 21. It will continue to run on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays each week.
The COVID-19 Assessment Centre has seen a significant increase in volume since the return to work and school for individuals and families.
“Our staff and physicians have been working extremely hard to surveil our community during the COVID-19 pandemic and provide this essential service,” says Jody Levac, President and CEO, SMH. “We are testing upwards of 140 people in a four-hour period and the volume we are seeing indicates we need to increase our hours. We are doing everything we can to help meet the needs of our community with COVID-19 testing while we ramp up services in our Hospital,” he adds.
The centre has provided over 5,000 swab tests to date and continues to operate as a drive- thru service. Appointments are not necessary. Due to volume, the last car admitted may be half an hour before closing time, so it is advised to come early if a swab test is required on a particular day.
For more information about SMH’s COVID-19 Assessment Centre, visit www.stevensonhospital.ca
Photo: “We are testing upwards of 140 people in a four-hour period and the volume we are seeing indicates we need to increase our hours,” says Jody Levac, President and CEO, SMH.