How the men’s clinic was shut down in the middle of the night in 2016
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A couple of years ago, the men who run the Hutchinson Clinic in Toronto, Canada, woke up one morning to find their entire facility had been shut down, including all of their doctors and staff.
In 2016, the clinic was the subject of a nationwide media storm, after the clinic abruptly shut down after a virus outbreak.
The clinic was not the only clinic shut down by the pandemic, but it was the first clinic that came close to it, and it was one of the most dramatic.
The clinic was forced to close in February 2016 after a massive pandemic that killed nearly 300,000 people in seven provinces.
Hutchinson’s staff members and patients had been given little notice of the closure and the clinic’s staff had been overwhelmed by the situation, and in the days following the pandemics, staff members struggled to find jobs, while patients continued to seek care.
At the time, there were two clinics in Toronto that were operating as usual, and a third clinic was planned to open later this year.
But that third clinic, Hutchinson Health, was the only one in Toronto and it took some of its staff, including its director, two months to get the facility up and running.
As the clinic struggled to reopen, Hutchinson became the focus of media attention, with headlines like “Hutchins clinic is shut down as pandemic nears” and “Hussain clinic is closing down in Toronto.”
The closure of Hutchinson in 2016 sparked a global conversation about the pandemaker, with the hashtag #HutchIsDead trending on Twitter and a petition asking Hutchinson Health to reopen.
The hospital and clinic reopened in May of that year, but not before a slew of public pressure, including a petition, a website, and an email.
The petition, which garnered more than 8,000 signatures, has since garnered more attention than any other petition on the internet.
It took more than two months for Hutchinson Health and the government of Ontario to officially reopen the clinic.
After two years, Hutchinson has reopened and is now fully operational.
Staff members at Hutchinson have worked tirelessly to re-create the clinic as it used to be and, as the clinic prepares to reopen in 2020, the public can still see how their favourite doctor and staff went about their job.
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