COVID-19 outbreak spreads to another unit at Joseph Brant Hospital in Burlington

News Nov 27, 2020 by Bambang Sadewo Burlington Post

The COVID-19 outbreak at Joseph Brant Hospital in Burlington has spread to a second Medicine inpatient unit.

The outbreak at the hospital was first declared on unit 7S100 more than a week ago.

According to the hospital, the outbreak now includes unit 3 North 700 (3N700) after a healthcare worker and two patients tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

To date, two patients have died due to COVID-19.

“The hospital’s Infection Prevention and Control team and Employee Health Services are working closely with Halton Public Health to monitor all patients, staff and physicians who had direct contact with those infected with COVID-19. All patients on the units, along with staff and physicians who have been exposed, are being contacted, tested and supported,” the hospital said in a release.

Additional important measures have been taken to protect the health and safety of patients, families or care providers, staff and physicians, including:

  • - Enhanced daily deep cleaning on 7S100 and 3N700.

- Monitoring patients for any new symptoms, especially fever, cough and shortness of breath. Tests will be immediately ordered for patients should they develop COVID-19 symptoms.

- Closing 7S100 and 3N700 to visitors, with very limited exceptions. Family members and caregivers are asked to work with the patient’s care team to discuss arrangements.

The hospital said that the enhanced protocols will remain in place for the duration of the declared outbreak, then reassessed on an ongoing basis with Halton Public Health to minimize further risks.

 

COVID-19 outbreak spreads to another unit at Joseph Brant Hospital in Burlington

Halton Public Health is monitoring situation

News Nov 27, 2020 by Bambang Sadewo Burlington Post

The COVID-19 outbreak at Joseph Brant Hospital in Burlington has spread to a second Medicine inpatient unit.

The outbreak at the hospital was first declared on unit 7S100 more than a week ago.

According to the hospital, the outbreak now includes unit 3 North 700 (3N700) after a healthcare worker and two patients tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

To date, two patients have died due to COVID-19.

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“The hospital’s Infection Prevention and Control team and Employee Health Services are working closely with Halton Public Health to monitor all patients, staff and physicians who had direct contact with those infected with COVID-19. All patients on the units, along with staff and physicians who have been exposed, are being contacted, tested and supported,” the hospital said in a release.

Additional important measures have been taken to protect the health and safety of patients, families or care providers, staff and physicians, including:

  • - Enhanced daily deep cleaning on 7S100 and 3N700.

    - Monitoring patients for any new symptoms, especially fever, cough and shortness of breath. Tests will be immediately ordered for patients should they develop COVID-19 symptoms.

    - Closing 7S100 and 3N700 to visitors, with very limited exceptions. Family members and caregivers are asked to work with the patient’s care team to discuss arrangements.

The hospital said that the enhanced protocols will remain in place for the duration of the declared outbreak, then reassessed on an ongoing basis with Halton Public Health to minimize further risks.

 

COVID-19 outbreak spreads to another unit at Joseph Brant Hospital in Burlington

Halton Public Health is monitoring situation

News Nov 27, 2020 by Bambang Sadewo Burlington Post

The COVID-19 outbreak at Joseph Brant Hospital in Burlington has spread to a second Medicine inpatient unit.

The outbreak at the hospital was first declared on unit 7S100 more than a week ago.

According to the hospital, the outbreak now includes unit 3 North 700 (3N700) after a healthcare worker and two patients tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

To date, two patients have died due to COVID-19.

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“The hospital’s Infection Prevention and Control team and Employee Health Services are working closely with Halton Public Health to monitor all patients, staff and physicians who had direct contact with those infected with COVID-19. All patients on the units, along with staff and physicians who have been exposed, are being contacted, tested and supported,” the hospital said in a release.

Additional important measures have been taken to protect the health and safety of patients, families or care providers, staff and physicians, including:

  • - Enhanced daily deep cleaning on 7S100 and 3N700.

    - Monitoring patients for any new symptoms, especially fever, cough and shortness of breath. Tests will be immediately ordered for patients should they develop COVID-19 symptoms.

    - Closing 7S100 and 3N700 to visitors, with very limited exceptions. Family members and caregivers are asked to work with the patient’s care team to discuss arrangements.

The hospital said that the enhanced protocols will remain in place for the duration of the declared outbreak, then reassessed on an ongoing basis with Halton Public Health to minimize further risks.