February 19, 2020
outbreak which was announced on February 10, 2020 at the Huron Perth Healthcare
Alliance (HPHA) - Stratford General Hospital site on the Medicine Unit has been
With no new
hospital-acquired influenza cases since declaring the outbreak, the status was
lifted in consultation with Huron Perth Public Health.
are extended to our team members, Huron Perth Public Health and to the
community for the support during the outbreak,” says Larry Morrell, Infection
Control Practitioner. “Outbreaks are
stressful for everyone involved and I commend our team for their hard work and
dedication to patient safety. I also
thank our patients, their families and caregivers for their cooperation during
have been lifted but visitors are reminded that if they aren’t feeling well,
they should postpone their visit in any area of the hospital, unless for
compassionate or palliative reasons.
This is a guideline that should be followed year-round, not just in flu
important thing to remember when visiting a loved one in the hospital is to
always use the alcohol-based hand sanitizer provided to wash your hands when
you enter and leave the hospital and upon entering and leaving the patient’s
room,” adds Morrell.