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COVID-19 outbreak at Lethbridge’s Chinook Regional Hospital

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Alberta Health Services has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday (Nov. 4) after three healthcare workers tested positive for the virus.

No patient cases have been identified at this time and AHS say contact tracing for anyone potentially exposed is ongoing.

The situation is under review by the Medical Officer of Health, Infection Prevention and Control specialists, site leadership and AHS Workplace Health and Safety.

AHS says Chinook Regional Hospital remains a safe place to receive care – there is no increased risk to patients coming to the hospital. Any patient with symptoms, or who has tested positive for COVID-19, is isolated and treated in designated rooms.

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Patients within the hospital will continue to receive the treatment, care and support they need.

All Alberta Health Services facilities, including the CRH, follow rigorous Infection Prevention and Control standards. All healthcare workers are asked to self-assess for COVID-19 symptoms and exposure risk using a screening tool before reporting to a site for their shift, and our frontline teams are practicing continuous masking while at work.

Visitors entering the hospital are instructed to follow all appropriate measures. 

(From Alberta Health Services)

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Patrick Siedlecki

Pat has been a mainstay in the CJOC News department from the time the station launched in 2007. He’s been in the position of New Director since then and has been anchoring daily news casts as well as reporting and working behind the scenes.

Community is important to him and keeping CJOC listeners and readers informed about what’s happening across southern Alberta and beyond.

Pat has been in radio broadcasting for the past 24 years, starting in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island in 1997 and then moving up island to Nanaimo for another few years before heading to Lethbridge in 2007.

Pat grew up in the small Saskatchewan farming town of Foam Lake. After high school, he went to Western Academy Broadcasting College (WABC) in Saskatoon prior to moving to the island.

Pat also spent several years broadcasting hockey in the BCHL as well as seven years as the radio voice of the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the WHL.

On a personal note, Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and funeral assistant since 2016.

Pat is engaged to Tarah and he has two kids and two step-children.

News and sports have always been Pat’s passion from the time he was a teenager and he’s always been grateful to have had the opportunity to make that part of what’s been a fun and long radio career!

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