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Tuesday August 30th, 2011

Posted at 10:03pm

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Late Tuesday Windsor Regional Hospital closed admissions to their Oncology Unit.

They report that a total of nine patients have tested positive for either VRE, MSRA and C.Diff over the past three weeks on the unit.   Six of these patients are still in hospital.

As a result, erring on the side of caution, no admissions are being accepted on the unit and to avoid any further spread of the infection, visitation will be limited of no more than two visitors per patient unless for compassionate reasons to that unit.

The hospital says that all other floors or services, including but not limited to Emergency Department services, are not impacted by the closure of admissions to this particular unit.

The hospital estimates  that the unit will be closed for admissions for approximately one week or until it can be confirmed that there is no further spread of any infection on the unit.

 

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