COVID-19 GGH Update April 6

Guelph-Wellington Paramedic Service and Guelph Fire Department dropped by Friday afternoon to show their support. We truly are all in this together.

Active Staff Screening starts today

Just a reminder everyone entering the Hospital must first go through an active screening process starting today. To leave the building, use any door. You might want to go out through the staff entrance on Level 1 where you’ll see all the messages of support from the community through our Foundation’s White Heart Project. For more details about the screening process, click here

Short Stay Assessment Unit relocating

Starting today, Monday April 6, Homewood Health Centre (HHC) will be temporarily relocating the Short Stay Assessment Unit (SSAU) from beside our Emergency Department to Homewood. All SSAU staff and resources, aside from GGH Security Staff, will relocate from GGH to HHC to continue to support these patients.

This relocation will not change the care model in either our Emergency Department (ED) or in our inpatient beds. HHC staff will continue to complete assessments in the ED and the consult liaison team will continue to support our inpatients. Patients requiring a schedule 1 bed will transfer from the ED to SSAU as they always have, only the SSAU beds will now be across the street.

This temporary change in the location of the SSAU beds will provide us with some extra space to create additional care areas for our patients during the pandemic.

Reporting on COVID-19 activity in staff and patients

Below are the numbers that will be reported with each GGH weekday update. Please note, the numbers change often as information is received from a variety of sources. As of today:

Total number of staff tested to date163
Total number of staff with a positive test result to date25
Total number of staff with a negative test result to date106
Total number of results pending32
Number of current in-patients who have tested positive6