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Vancouver Coastal Health declares COVID-19 outbreak on one unit at Vancouver General Hospital

21/02/2021

Vancouver, B.C. – A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared on T10C, an inpatient unit in the Jim Pattison Pavilion at Vancouver General Hospital; five patients and two staff members tested positive for COVID-19. 

The unit is closed to new admissions and transfers at this time. All visitation has been suspended until the outbreak measures have been lifted; the exception being for compassionate visits at the end of life. 

Vancouver General Hospital remains open and is prepared to safely receive and care for all individuals who require urgent and emergent care. Please do not delay in seeking care as this could exacerbate your condition. 

Vancouver Coastal Health has immediately implemented strict infection prevention and control protocols to prevent further transmission of COVID-19. These include: 

  • Careful monitoring of patients, staff and physicians

  • Enhanced cleaning and disinfection of all high-touch surfaces

  • Closing the unit to patient admissions and transfers 

  • Cohorting of staff to the affected area 

  • Self-monitoring or self-isolation of staff/physicians as part of Public Health contact tracing

  • Suspension of visitors to the unit (with exemptions for end-of-life situations)

Contact

Rachel Galligan
Communications Leader, Public Health
Vancouver Coastal Health
Cell: 236-833-5618
Email: rachel.galligan@vch.ca


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