WITH the possible outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, could the former Lakehead Psychiatric Hospital (LPH) building be utilized? The Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre clearly would not be able to handle a serious outbreak.

I understand the LPH building has some issues. What would it take to make it available for treatment and the isolation of COVID-19 patients? LPH at one point had 1,200-patient capacity.

Just a suggestion.

Robert Murray

Thunder Bay


(Originally published March 5, 2020)