New temporary COVID-19 testing site opening in Cambridge
KITCHENER -- Cambridge Memorial Hospital is opening a temporary COVID-19 testing site on Saturday.
The hospital announced on their website that those needing a COVID-19 test can get it by appointment only at Langs at 1145 Concession Road.
“We are grateful for Grand River Hospital for stepping on such short notice to help those needing and wanting a COVID test,” said Trevor Clark, VP of Finance and Corporate Services & CFO at Cambridge Memorial Hospital in a release. “However, for some people, it is either very difficult to travel. For this reason and with the help of our Ontario Health Team partner Langs, we opened up a temporary location in our community.”
Those looking to book a test can do so online or by calling 226-895-1050. Drive-thru testing is unavailable.
Langs is also the location of one of Cambridge's COVID-19 vaccination sites.
Cambridge Memorial Hospital’s test site on Holiday Inn Drive is currently closed for investigations after staff began feeling nauseated and light-headed earlier this week.
The Ministry of Labour was called in to investigate, but was also not able to identify any issues.
"What we've done is, we've contracted a leading environmental firm to do specialized testing and that started (Friday)," Clark said. "(This) will be going on for the next week. We're doing everything possible to make sure staff and patient safety isn't compromised and we won't be reopening the centre until the issue is resolved."
The site at Langs will likely operate until May 17 and they hope to open the Holiday Inn Drive site the following day.
"We all know how important it is to get tested when you have symptoms," Clark said.
Hospital officials said the clinic often performs between 200 and 250 tests a day.
All staff who felt sick have recovered from their symptoms.