(Photo by Millar Hill)
(Photo by Millar Hill)

UPDATE :CKHA issues 'code grey' as water supply shuts down

The Chatham-Kent Health Alliance said its water supply was shut off Tuesday as a result of work being performed around the hospital.

The Chatham site issued a "code grey," a hospital code for system failure, but released few other details about the work being performed by the municipality. Shortly before 6 p.m., CKHA declared the Code Grey was over.

"The flush test of the building’s water system was completed earlier today and the results were clear which indicate we can safely resume use of the water supply. The water supply is safe to resume for drinking," read a statement from the hospital.

Early Tuesday afternoon the hospital said both the Chatham Site and CKHA Foundation office were under the code grey.

"CKHA is monitoring the situation and working closely with Municipal officials during this time," read the initial statement. "CKHA has put measures in place throughout the hospital to ensure a safe water supply for its patients, visitors, staff, physicians and volunteers. This includes procuring bottled water for drinking, signage, and ongoing code grey overhead pages."

All services and programs remained in full operation, including the emergency department.

Hospital officials are reminding the community that the hospital remains a safe place to receive care. If you are experiencing an emergent acute care need, please do not hesitate to dial 911 or visit your nearest emergency department.

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