Gastro Outbreak Declared at La Verendrye General Hospital

From Riverside Health Care
Press release

Riverside Health Care in conjunction with the Northwestern Health Unit has declared a Gastrointestinal Outbreak at La Verendrye General Hospital (LVGH).

This outbreak is isolated to the First Floor Acute Patient Unit. Extra measures are in place to prevent spread, and alternative arrangements for admission may also be required.

Those visiting patients at the hospital are required to follow any posted instructions. Currently, visitation is restricted to two visitors at a time. Riverside urges all visitors to conduct self-screening before entering our facilities and are kindly asked not to visit if they are experiencing any symptoms.

We urge everyone to be diligent in practicing appropriate hand hygiene and infection prevention and control practices when visiting the hospital at any time. Frequent hand washing, particularly before and after patient contact, is mandatory and vital to reducing health care associated infections.

There are no limitations on services at LVGH this time, with all programs and services across the hospital operating as normal.

Riverside continues to have our detailed safety procedures and infection prevention control practices in place, which are designed to ensure the health and safety of our staff, the community and those within our care. The Outbreak Management Team will continue to monitor the situation. We thank everyone for their understanding and diligence.