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Vancouver Coastal Health declares COVID-19 outbreak at Detwiller Pavillion (UBC Hospital)
VANCOUVER, B.C. – Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) has declared a COVID-19 outbreak in the British Columbia Psychosis Program located at Detwiller 2S on the West wing after four residents tested positive for COVID-19.
Outbreak precautions have been implemented at Detwiller 2S, and all group activities have been suspended. Visits to the West wing have been suspended until outbreak measures are lifted.
VCH immediately implemented strict infection prevention and control protocols to prevent further transmission of COVID-19. These include:
Careful monitoring of residents, staff and physicians
Enhanced cleaning and disinfection of all high-touch surfaces
Cohorting of staff to the affected areas when possible
Closing the affected unit to resident admissions and transfers
Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is committed to delivering exceptional care for all 1.2 million people within the ancestral, traditional and unceded homelands of 14 First Nations. With more than 26,000 staff and medical staff, VCH is British Columbia's hub of health-care innovation, research and academic excellence, providing specialized care to patients throughout the province. Learn more at vch.ca.