Break-in, vandalism at Foothills Medical Centre delays surgeries
Calgary police are investigating a break-in at Foothills Medical Center.
At approximately 6:40 a.m. Tuesday, police received a call of a break-in at the medical center at 1403 29th Street NW, police said those reports included a person who caused the damage inside one of the buildings on the medical center campus. I mentioned that the details were included.
“There were no injuries and hospital security personnel helped force the man out of the building. Upon arrival, police took one man into custody,” police said in a statement.
The Alberta Health Service has confirmed that buildings on campus have been vandalized, temporarily impacting surgical and hospital testing services.
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“Some of the scheduled surgical procedures that required prompt lab service during surgery were delayed. Most surgeries have been accepted,” AHS spokesperson James Wood said in a statement Wednesday.
“However, due to delays, we unfortunately had to postpone and reschedule a small number of procedures. .
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“We understand this is upsetting for the patient and family, but it was the best decision to keep the patient safe.”
AHS confirmed that 79 surgeries were scheduled for Tuesday, with full testing services returned by 12:30 p.m.
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