February 14, 2020
outbreak which was announced on February 10, 2020 at the Huron Perth Healthcare
Alliance (HPHA) – Stratford General Hospital site continues.
The outbreak has
affected the Medicine Unit and the unit is closed to admissions.
still welcome but are asked to follow any posted instructions and to limit
their interaction to one patient per visit.
Those visiting patients with influenza will be required to wear a mask,
gloves and gown and must discard these before leaving the patient’s room. Visitors should also use the hand sanitizer
provided to wash their hands when they enter and leave the hospital and upon
entering and leaving the patient’s room.
also reminded that if they aren’t feeling well, they should postpone their
visit for at least 72 hours after symptoms clear.
are sick we are urging you to reconsider visiting any patients in any areas of
our hospitals at this time, unless it is for compassionate or palliative
reasons,” says Larry Morrell, Infection Control Practitioner. “Staying home will help stop the spread of
the flu to people who may be more susceptible to complications.”
The flu shot is the best protection against
the flu and is still available through family doctors and select pharmacies.
continue to update the public, as our information changes or more becomes