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Sunday August 28th, 2016

Posted at 4:31pm

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Surgeries are set to resume at Windsor Regional Hospital Ouellette Campus on Tuesday.

In an email Sunday afternoon to staff, David Musyj, President and Chief Executive Officer of the hospital said that they have had some success in the isolation, solution and testing of the sterilization system at the Ouellette campus, but it is not 100% functional. As a result they cannot use the Ouellette sterilization system to support surgeries at Ouellette until the issue is completely resolved.

“While we were trying to diagnose and repair the Ouellette sterilization system we were working on a back-up plan with Steripro (a company that does sterilization across Ontario and Canada) in case we could not correct the system. That back-up plan will now go into place,” said Musyj.

The back up plans includes are working with Steripro out of Toronto to get instrument sets cleaned and sterilized for use at Ouellette for surgeries. Shipments back and forth occur at least twice daily.

The hospital has also acquired some temperature controlled shipment containers and working on a temperature controlled truck to be able to ship some instruments from Met to Ouellette for daily use.

Musyj says they will continue to investigate the Ouellette system with the international experts as well as investigating temporary standalone steam systems to determine if their facilities can support them.

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