COVID-19 outbreak declared at Campbellford Memorial Hospital in Northumberland County – .

COVID-19 outbreak declared at Campbellford Memorial Hospital in Northumberland County – .

The Campbellford Memorial Hospital is located at 146 Oliver Road in Campbellford. (Photo: Campbellford Memorial Hospital)

Northumberland County Campbellford Memorial Hospital put restrictions on visitors after the local health unit declared an outbreak of COVID-19 at the hospital on Wednesday, November 24.

The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit (HKPR) declared the outbreak after six patients in the hospital’s medico-surgical unit on the second floor tested positive for COVID-19. No staff cases have been identified at the hospital.

Of the six patients with COVID-19, three were fully vaccinated and three were not fully vaccinated.

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Following the declaration of the epidemic, the medico-surgical unit was closed to all visitors, except those visiting patients hospitalized for end-of-life care. The ambulatory endoscopy room on the second floor was also closed.

The emergency department, located on the first floor of the hospital, remains open. The rules for emergency room visits remain unchanged and minor children and elderly people requiring supportive care can continue to be accompanied by one person. People in need of emergency medical care are encouraged to seek medical assistance in the emergency department.

The hospital is working closely with the HKPR District Health Department to ensure that proper infection prevention and control practices are in place to prevent further spread of the virus.

“As we continue to put in place appropriate COVID prevention measures in the hospital, we are now implementing additional processes and strengthened infection control practices to ensure we stop any spread and ensure the safety of our patients and staff, ”said Alysia English, the hospital’s director of medical care, in a press release.

Hospital staff are working with health unit staff to monitor the outbreak and support case and contact tracing, and additional close contact testing is also done at the hospital. The hospital will continue to implement improved deep environmental cleaning of buildings.

Hospital staff are working to minimize the impact of the epidemic on non-emergency services. They will directly contact all patients with scheduled hospital appointments who may be affected by the outbreak.


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