Health Sciences North ramps up student testing

As of noon yesterday, Health Sciences North has had no new patients admitted who have tested positive for COVID-19.

Hospital publicist Jason Turnbull says eight admitted patients are currently being tested for COVID-19 and are waiting for results.

He says however, the demand for testing at the facility’s COVID-19 Assessment Centre has increased greatly in the last week with recent outbreaks declared at local schools in Sudbury.

Usually, the hospital expects to receive roughly 280 requests per day for testing, but this week there were almost 900 requests for Monday, alone.
With this increase in demand, HSN is asking everyone to be patient with Assessment Centre staff and the hospital has increased staffing and expanded hours of operation at the assessment centre to book in people as quickly as possible.

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