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Vancouver Coastal Health declares COVID-19 outbreak over at Richmond Hospital and Richmond Lions Manor-Bridgeport long-term
RICHMOND, B.C. – Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) has declared the following COVID-19 outbreaks over: Richmond Hospital, on the acute care for the elderly unit, and Richmond Lions Manor-Bridgeport long-term care home. Both sites are now open to admissions and transfers.
A total of 13 people, including two staff, tested positive for COVID-19 during the outbreak at Richmond Hospital. The hospital is fully open for admissions and people requiring emergency or urgent care should not delay seeking care. Richmond Hospital continues to be restricted to essential visits, which includes visitors providing compassionate care, physical care and mental well-being to patients.
At Richmond Lions Manor-Bridgeport, a total of five people, including two staff tested positive for COVID-19 during the outbreak. The home is now open to new admissions and transfers and is working to resume all group activities and visitation. Ongoing infection prevention and control protocols are in place to protect residents and staff.
Between the two outbreaks, three people have died, one of whom was a resident at Richmond Lions Manor. VCH shares its heartfelt condolences with the families, friends and loved ones impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak at Richmond Lions Manor-Bridgeport and Richmond Hospital.
VCH is responsible for the delivery of $4.1 billion in community, hospital and long-term care to more than one million people in communities including Richmond, Vancouver, the North Shore, Sunshine Coast, Sea to Sky corridor, Powell River, Bella Bella and Bella Coola. VCH also provides specialized care and services for people throughout B.C., and is the province's hub of health-care education and research.
Public Affairs Leader
Vancouver Coastal Health