52 residents transferred from Hamilton retirement home to hospitals


Fifty-two residents of the Rosslyn retirement home were transferred to hospitals in Hamilton following an outbreak of COVID-19 in the facility.

Residents of Rosslyn were transferred to city hospitals starting at 4:45 pm Friday, the last patient arriving at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton at 12:30 pm Saturday. Of the 52 residents, 27 were sent to St. Joe’s and 25 to Hamilton Health Sciences.

At the time of the transfer, 49 residents, as well as 13 staff members, had tested positive for COVID-19. Additional test results are awaited.

Health officials say the families of the patients who have been transferred have been informed.

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the city rose to 578 on Saturday – from 521 on Friday. There are six other probable cases.

A new death from COVID-19 has been reported, bringing the total number of deaths in the city to 27. It is unknown if the last death was a resident of Rosslyn.

There are currently 10 ongoing outbreaks in Hamilton of seniors’ residences and long-term care facilities. The latest outbreak was reported on May 15 at Macassa Lodge, one of two long-term care facilities run by the City of Hamilton. A staff member tested positive for COVID-19.

There are other ongoing outbreaks at Grace Villa, the village of Wentworth Heights, Extendicare Hamilton, the Arbor Creek care center, the Blackadar continuing care center, the Rosslyn, Idlewyld mansion, Wentworth Lodge and the center. Dundurn Place treatment center.

However, there are no active cases at Wentworth Lodge, as the cases that have brought the establishment to an epidemic have been shown to be false positives.

Hatchings in Regina Gardens and Heritage Green Nursing Home were reported on May 15.

In the Halton region, seven new confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported, bringing the total to 557. There are another 69 probable cases. No new deaths have been reported in Halton.

No new positive cases have been reported at Haldimand-Norfolk, which remains at 204 confirmed cases.

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Kate McCullough


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