Home » News » Siloam Mission Health Centre Re-Opens After Flood

Siloam Mission Health Centre Re-Opens After Flood

December 18, 2013 10:04 AM | News

Siloam Mission has opened this optometry clinic at its downtown Winnipeg shelter to help the city's homeless population suffering from poor eyesight. (HANDOUT)

Siloam Mission has re-opened the Saul Sair Health Clinic after a flood. (HANDOUT)

A week after Siloam Mission was flooded, the shelter’s health centre has re-opened.

The Saul Sair Health Centre was closed indefinitely after a sprinkler broke inside the centre and flooded the place last week. However, executive director Floyd Perras said the centre would partially re-open Wednesday and fully re-open Thursday.

“Siloam Mission’s health centre has approximately 200 patient visits per month,” said Perras.

Perras said the local community, along with patrons and volunteers, overwhelmed the centre with help.

“Within an hour, Bison Fire and Safety and Lowe Mechanical Services were on site to fix the initial freezing problem, replace the broken sprinklers, and begin to assess and repair the damages. Rainbow International initiated rapid structural drying with industrial fans throughout the centre, even drilling holes to pump air directly into the walls. Earlier this week, we got the fantastic news that the walls were drying out well.”

Perras said the damage is still being repaired but thanked the community for their efforts.

— Staff