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Flu Outbreak At Windsor Regional Hospital

Friday February 6th, 2015, 9:03pm


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Windsor Regional Hospital reports that one patient on the 6North unit at their Met campus was confirmed positive for Influenza A.

They say that the patient was showing symptoms a couple days ago and they were waiting for test results to be returned.

In addition, a staff member who works on the same floor is now experiencing symptoms consistent with influenza. That staff member is at home.

Therefore, as a result the hospital says they are now on outbreak status for the 6North unit of Met Campus.

Effective immediately:

    • Any staff that enters the 6North Unit must wear a surgical mask
    • Any staff  that enters an actual patient room on 6North Unit to provide patient care must wear a surgical mask plus eye protection. They can wear the same mask and eye protection for their complete visit on the unit.
    • Visitors must wear a surgical mask when entering the unit.
    • Visitors will be restricted to 2 per patient. The same two visitors for the time the patient is on that unit.  Compassionate exceptions will be made.
    • The unit will be closed to admissions.
    • Everyone please wash hands entering and exiting the unit and of course follow four moments of hand hygiene while on unit.
    • Staff working on the unit will be limited as much as possible
    • No volunteers on the unit
    • Security will be stationed at the entrance to the unit.

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