(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Officials at the Thunder Bay District Health Unit and Hogarth Riverview Manor, located at 300 Lillie Street North have declared an outbreak of a respiratory illness affecting the Iris Resident Home Area (4 North).

All admissions, transfers, discharges and social activities have been cancelled until further notice.


Visitors are restricted to family members and caregivers only, so please call the facility for more information.

The Health Unit is urging people to refrain from visiting hospitals and long-term care facilities when feeling unwell to avoid spreading infections to those most vulnerable: young infants and children, the elderly and those with other chronic illnesses.

The Health Unit is reminding the public that they can prevent getting and spreading infections by:

  • Getting a seasonal flu shot from your health care provider or pharmacist.
  • Washing hands often, for at least 15 seconds with soap and warm water, or by using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Covering coughs/sneezes with the upper sleeve if no tissue is available.
  • Putting all used tissues in the garbage right away.
  • Staying at home if sick to avoid spreading infections to others.

Source: TBDHU



    1. Shame on you Thunder Bay The Veterans And Seniors have been paying taxes all there lifes .And you keep them in TBRH in a hospital rm. Until you can place them in long term care long term care home for the aged. So they can enjoy there senior life with respect and dignity. And statistics show there are more seniors in Thunder Bay than there are kids, they need some kind of Quality of life when they have no family or family can no longer take care of them. Start hiring full time staff with Benefits so they can enjoy senior living. Hogarth Riverview Manor has 60 or more empty bds no staff. You close two hospitals for one not enough beds. Think about it some day it could BE YOU! Please OUR HELP OUR Seniors IF YOU HAVE BIG HEART THINK About IT LONG AND HARD THE SOONER THE BETTER It’s a very sad heart breaking situation help our Seniors …..”.

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