UPDATE: Cypress Health staff conducted thorough investigations and concluded that these odors were likely being caused by venting stacks that were blocked on the rooftop due to ice buildup.
The venting stacks were not able to vent the sewer gas properly, and were thus releasing these sewer odors back into the facility.
A steam truck was immediately hired and on site to clear the
As of 5 p.m. Dec. 14, Shaunavon Hospital revoked the Emergency operations centre (EOC).
Both the acute care and primary health areas reopened to normal operations at that time.
Cypress Health Region found there was no risk to patients, but continued to utilize the EOC until 5 p.m.
ORIGINAL: Reports have come about an unusual and strong odour in the Shaunavon Hospital in the acute care and primary health care areas.
According to SaskEnergy, who has been on site, there is no gas leak.
The Shaunavon Fire Department have determined the source is coming from the basement of the hospital underneath the acute care area.
Currently no source has been determined, though the fire department is still searching.
The emergency department at the Shaunavon Hospital remains open but is being temporarily relocated to the long term care side of the building. Anyone with an emergency is to go to the Shaunavon Hospital and enter through the long term care door. Emergency Medical Services (ambulance) are being redirected to Swift Current.
We will update you with more information as it is known.