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Vancouver Coastal Health declares COVID-19 outbreak on two additional units at Vancouver General Hospital

23/02/2021

Vancouver, B.C. – A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared on T14G and T11D, inpatient units in the Jim Pattison Pavilion at Vancouver General Hospital. This is in addition to T10C, which was placed on outbreak on Feb. 21. A total of 16 patients and 13 staff members have tested positive for COVID-19.

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

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 units 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 units (with exemptions for end-of-life situations)

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.

Contact

Vancouver Coastal Health Media Line

604.202.2012


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