Media outlets in the Greater Toronto Area are asked to please pass along
the following information to the general public
TORONTO, Jan. 8, 2013 /CNW/ - A water pipe leak has disrupted the supply
of water to Humber River Hospital's FINCH SITE ONLY (Hwy. 400 at Finch
The hospital's main water supply will be shut off beginning at 6:00 PM
today to allow the repair to occur. It is anticipated that repairs will
be completed by 10:00 PM this evening, Tuesday, January 8, 2013.
Portable water sources will be available in clinical areas for patient
care during the repair. Water in public areas, including public
washrooms, will not be available throughout.
As a result, Humber's Finch site visiting hours are cancelled for this
evening only, starting at 6:00 PM. Only visitors for critically ill patients will be allowed this evening.
Finch site visiting hours will resume at 11:00 AM on Wednesday morning.
Toronto EMS is on redirect when safe to do so - the hospital has staff,
physicians and equipment in place to deal with critical emergencies.
The Finch site Emergency Department remains open for walk-in patients
Visiting hours at the hospital's Church St. and Keele St. locations are
Both incoming and outgoing telephone service is not affected. Extra
staff is on hand to help assist but members of the public may still
experience longer than normal wait times for a response - the hospital
apologizes in advance for any inconvenience.
For urgent inquiries regarding patients at Humber's Finch site only,
family and friends may call 416 - 747 - 3868.
SOURCE: Humber River Regional Hospital
For further information:
Director, Public & Corporate Communications
firstname.lastname@example.org - leave call back number on email