Burlington’s Joseph Brant Hospital declares one of its COVID-19 outbreaks is over

News Dec 04, 2020 by Roland Cilliers Burlington Post

One of two outbreaks are now concluded.

Joseph Brant Hospital in Burlington declared the COVID-19 outbreak at the 7 South 100 (7S100) inpatient unit to be over on Dec. 4. The outbreak in that unit was first declared on November 18

A second medicine inpatient unit, 3 North 700 (3N700), remains in outbreak. That event was first declared on Nov. 27. 

Additional measures have been implemented at 3N700 to protect the health and safety of patients, families, care providers, staff and physicians. Additional provisions include:

Enhanced daily deep cleaning on 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.

Maintaining closure of 3N700 to visitors, with very limited exceptions. Family members and caregivers are asked to work with the patient’s care team to discuss arrangements.

These 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. 

Joseph Brant staff maintain that the hospital is a safe place to receive care. Surgical and out-patient clinical care, including emergency and urgent care are continuing at the facility. 

For the latest COVID-19 updates, please visit the Joseph Brant Hospital website. 

 

Burlington’s Joseph Brant Hospital declares one of its COVID-19 outbreaks is over

News Dec 04, 2020 by Roland Cilliers Burlington Post

One of two outbreaks are now concluded.

Joseph Brant Hospital in Burlington declared the COVID-19 outbreak at the 7 South 100 (7S100) inpatient unit to be over on Dec. 4. The outbreak in that unit was first declared on November 18

A second medicine inpatient unit, 3 North 700 (3N700), remains in outbreak. That event was first declared on Nov. 27. 

Additional measures have been implemented at 3N700 to protect the health and safety of patients, families, care providers, staff and physicians. Additional provisions include:

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Enhanced daily deep cleaning on 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.

Maintaining closure of 3N700 to visitors, with very limited exceptions. Family members and caregivers are asked to work with the patient’s care team to discuss arrangements.

These 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. 

Joseph Brant staff maintain that the hospital is a safe place to receive care. Surgical and out-patient clinical care, including emergency and urgent care are continuing at the facility. 

For the latest COVID-19 updates, please visit the Joseph Brant Hospital website. 

 

Burlington’s Joseph Brant Hospital declares one of its COVID-19 outbreaks is over

News Dec 04, 2020 by Roland Cilliers Burlington Post

One of two outbreaks are now concluded.

Joseph Brant Hospital in Burlington declared the COVID-19 outbreak at the 7 South 100 (7S100) inpatient unit to be over on Dec. 4. The outbreak in that unit was first declared on November 18

A second medicine inpatient unit, 3 North 700 (3N700), remains in outbreak. That event was first declared on Nov. 27. 

Additional measures have been implemented at 3N700 to protect the health and safety of patients, families, care providers, staff and physicians. Additional provisions include:

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Enhanced daily deep cleaning on 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.

Maintaining closure of 3N700 to visitors, with very limited exceptions. Family members and caregivers are asked to work with the patient’s care team to discuss arrangements.

These 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. 

Joseph Brant staff maintain that the hospital is a safe place to receive care. Surgical and out-patient clinical care, including emergency and urgent care are continuing at the facility. 

For the latest COVID-19 updates, please visit the Joseph Brant Hospital website.