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Waypoint responds to August 17, 2022 incident (en anglais)
Waypoint responds to August 17, 2022 incident (en anglais)
Posted on 08/17/2022

UPDATE: The OPP has concluded its investigation and safely disposed of the suspicious package.  The Code Black and Code Grey are now all clear.  The hospital is returning to normal operations.  THANK YOU TO ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND PATIENCE.

The Southern Georgian Bay OPP is on site at Waypoint Centre for
Mental Health Care in Penetanguishene investigating a suspicious package at an out-building which has been safely evacuated.  The package is not in the vicinity of the hospital’s patient care and other hospital buildings. Waypoint has initiated a Code Black and Code Grey with all staff and patients sheltering within their programs and offices, and no one leaving the hospital at this time. The OPP Explosives Disposal Unit is assisting and the hospital is following police directions. 


The OPP and Waypoint ask the public, visitors and the media to please avoid the area and obey local traffic detours in the area of the hospital. Waypoint staff arriving for a shift will be directed to a safe location.


The safety of everyone at Waypoint is our utmost priority and safety measures based on protocol were immediately initiated.


We will share further information as updates are available.  Your patience is appreciated.


Anyone with information can call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122