36 Trillium Health Partners staff self-isolate after testing positive for COVID-19


Three dozen Trillium Health Partners employees are self-isolating at home after testing positive for COVID-19.

In a statement, the hospital network said 36 employees at its three sites had been diagnosed with the disease. THP noted that the cases are linked to both hospital and community transmission.

“All contact tracing has been completed and infection prevention and control measures are in place to ensure our hospital remains a safe place to receive care,” the hospital said.

According to its website, four units at Credit Valley Hospital and Mississauga Hospital are grappling with an outbreak.

During the weekly Mississauga COVID-19 briefing, Mayor Bonnie Crombie said she was concerned about the situation in hospitals as it was not improving.

“Trillium Health Partners is currently well above its capacity and caring for 88 COVID patients, 20 intensive care patients and a large number of patients awaiting their results,” Crombie said.

She noted that patients are being transferred to other hospitals and that some elective surgeries are at risk of being canceled.

“I have been told that the next three to six weeks will be extremely difficult for our hospitals as they continue to deal with the surge in COVID patients.

Although the pace of the growth of cases has slowed somewhat since the region entered the lockdown category two weeks ago, Dr Lawrence Loh, Peel Region medical officer of health, said cases were continuing. to increase and were always heading in the wrong direction.

“We are not yet seeing a plateau or a decrease. And if we remember how the first wave of spring worked, we don’t start going down right away, ”Loh said.

Although a vaccine has been approved in Canada, the doctor said residents must stay the course to curb the spread of COVID-19.

“We need to stick to the precautions to get this tide under control and then reduce the cases through our collective action and determination,” Loh said.

“If we reduce cases, hospitalizations and deaths will be reduced.”


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