Saskatchewan

Drinking water advisory: Royal University Hospital, Jim Pattison Children's Hospital, Saskatoon Cancer Centre

The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) is notifying the public that a drinking water advisory is currently in effect at multiple health facilities in Saskatoon.

No potable water is available for patients or staff in all three facilities

Early Thursday morning, a water line break at Royal University Hospital led to the advisory at that hospital, Jim Pattison Children's Hospital and the Saskatoon Cancer Centre. (Chanss Lagaden/CBC News)

The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) is notifying the public that a drinking water advisory is currently in effect at multiple health facilities in Saskatoon.

Early Thursday morning, a water line break at Royal University Hospital led to the advisory at that hospital, Jim Pattison Children's Hospital and the Saskatoon Cancer Centre.

For the time being, no potable water is available for patients or staff in all three facilities. 

The SHA says bottled water is being provided for patients and staff. All patients and the people that are designated to provide them support should bring their own disposable water bottles if they are visiting RUH, JPCH or SCC until notified otherwise.

The SHA says that refillable water bottles should not be brought to any of the hospitals in order to avoid the possible spread of any infection including COVID-19.

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