Health unit declares COVID-19 outbreak at Campbellford hospital

Health unit declares COVID-19 outbreak at Campbellford hospital
Campbellford Memorial Hospital has instituted visitor restrictions due to a COVID-19 outbreak in the Trent Hills hospital.

Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge (HKPR) District Overall health Unit has declared a COVID-19 outbreak on the inpatient unit at Campbellford Memorial Hospital (CMH).

 The wellbeing unit considered the Trent Hills hospital to be in outbreak on April 20, following verified cases of clinic transmission.

 As a outcome of the outbreak, CMH has restricted readers to the device to individuals seeing sufferers who are obtaining close-of-lifetime care.

 Digital visits are even now readily available and encouraged, CMH stated. Family members members can arrive at out to Caitlyn Payne at 705-653-1140, extension 2212 to prepare a virtual go to.

 The hospital’s endoscopy suite will also be shut right until even further see due to the influence of the outbreak on staffing stages. 

 Providers in the emergency division continue being unaffected at this time and group customers in want of unexpected emergency care need to not wait to seek out aid, CMH stated. Nonetheless, because of to bigger-than-typical individual volumes and admission delays simply because of the COVID-19 outbreak, users of the local community will knowledge lengthier hold out periods.

 Sufferers necessitating the crisis office are permitted to be accompanied by 1 individual. Having said that, the medical center is asking that only mother and father/caregivers of slight kids, or caregivers for older people who have to have supportive treatment, accompany individuals to the emergency division. 

 Clients and site visitors are reminded they have to put on a mask at all occasions inside of the medical center and visitors are essential to be fully vaccinated towards COVID-19.

 Further restrictions or adjustments may well be expected as the problem evolves and they will be communicated to the community if they come about, CMH said.

 “CMH would like to remind the local community that while lots of community well being restrictions have been lifted, COVID-19 is still common in the neighborhood and pursuing greatest techniques such as actual physical distancing, carrying a mask in indoor public settings, staying house when you’re feeling unwell and having vaccinated is vital in slowing the spread in high-danger options like hospitals and prolonged-time period treatment households.”

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