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Police presence at NHH following arrival of victim of crime – Hospital is open, secure, no risk to staff or patients

Northumberland Hills Hospital (NHH) is working with Cobourg Police Services following the arrival of a victim of a crime-related shooting at the NHH Emergency Department earlier today. The victim was dropped off at NHH for treatment and hospital staff alerted Police.

The crime did not occur at NHH. Police have advised that the location of the shooting is unknown at this time. The hospital is open, secure and there is no risk to staff or patients.

Uniformed police officers have been temporarily stationed at the Emergency Entrance, Front (Main) Entrance and the staff entrance to reassure both the public and the hospital team. NHH’s Dialysis/Cancer and Supportive Care entrance is currently locked and staffed by NHH Security to support patient entry.

Police presence will continue at the main hospital site through the day and early evening as a precaution. Please refer to the media release issued by Cobourg Police Services for further details related to the investigation of this case.

“We thank Cobourg Police Services and NHH security for their support. The NHH team is here and ready to support all who need acute care,” said Linda Davis, President and CEO.

View/download the news release pdf