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First Confirmed Case Of COVID-19 At Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare

Friday May 15th, 2020, 5:00pm

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Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare has confirmed that they are caring for their first patient that has tested positive with COVID-19.

“From the beginning of this pandemic, I have been very clear with our staff, physicians, partners and community that we were have planned to care for COVID-19 cases if we were called to do so,” explained Janice Kaffer, President and CEO.

On March 21st, HDGH aligned with other hospitals in our region and across the province to restrict visitors (except for those patients who are at end of life care in which one visitor is permitted). Entrance restrictions, universal masking, screening points and several other measures have been implemented to protect the patients, staff and physicians within the hospital’s daily operations at all campuses.

On May 13th, HDGH received their first patient from the Field Hospital that recovered from the virus. Two more patients have arrived today.

“We look forward to continuing this collaborative work with partners in acute care,” Kaffer says.  “The hospital has created 72 overflow beds in the Emara building to support our acute care partners and these field hospital patients have begun to use those beds. “

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