Infection Prevention And Control Lapses Identified At Two Leamington Foot Care Clinics

Tuesday July 30th, 2019

Posted at 10:14am

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The Windsor Essex Health Unit reports they have identified breaches in infection prevention and control practices related to reprocessing, cleaning, and handling of equipment, and a lack of standard operating procedures at two foot care clinics in Leamington run by the same operator.

The following locations have been suspended until further notice, as a part of an ongoing foot care clinic investigation stemming from the June 12th complaint:

  • South Essex Community Council, 215 Talbot Street East
  • Sun Parlour Home (Foot Clinic), 175 Talbot Street East

Additional clinics currently under investigation may be added to this list officials say.

Although the risk of infection is very low, the Health Unit recommends that clients that have received services from any of these locations consult their healthcare provider to discuss their specific risk. The risk ranges from a localized skin or tissue irritation to more serious systemic infections such as hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and HIV. Please talk to your healthcare provider for the specific risk that you may have been exposed to based on the procedure.

They stress that this is a lapse in protocol only, and no blood-borne infections have been diagnosed or linked to the locations identified at this time.

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