An epidemic of COVID-19 was reported in two of the hospital units at Joseph Brant Hospital.
According to a hospital statement on Saturday April 11, two health workers and three patients tested positive for the virus in units 3 North 700 and 6 North.
” We work closely with Halton Public Health and monitor all patients, staff and doctors who have been in direct contact with people infected with COVID-19, “the hospital said in a statement. “All of the patients in the units, as well as the staff and doctors who were exposed, were contacted and tested.”
The affected health workers are currently in segregation at home and have reportedly not been to the hospital since they developed symptoms.
Patients in the units are in quarantine and must quarantine themselves for 14 days upon discharge from the hospital.
The hospital said it had immediately taken a number of other safety measures, including closing the units on all new admissions, improving cleaning in the units, and increasing education on the use of the device. personal protective equipment, hand washing and physical distance.
” We take this situation very seriously. We are committed to providing safe, quality care to our patients and our community in Burlington during this unprecedented time, “said Joseph Brant Hospital.
For more information on how the hospital responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, click here.