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Children’s Hospital Cleaning Up After Fire

March 6, 2013 2:08 PM | News

By Sarah Klein

HSC Children's Hospital Hallway

Patients at the Children’s Hospital are wheeled into a hallway after a fire forced the evacuation of part of the building on Tuesday, March 5, 2013. (WRHA / HANDOUT)

Patients displaced from Tuesday night’s fire at Winnipeg’s Children’s Hospital at the Health Sciences Centre have returned to their units as crews continue to cleanup.

The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority says the fire broke out just after 11 p.m. in the Diagnostic Imaging building construction site. Fire officials have since reviewed the air quality and safety in the hospital to ensure it was appropriate for patients to return.

A total of 92 inpatients and 10 patients in the children’s emergency ward were relocated within HSC during the blaze. Extensive damage estimated at around $1 million was caused to the building. The cause is still under investigation.

Some elective surgeries scheduled for today are being rescheduled, officials said.


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