COVID-19 GGH Update May 11

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Starting with the positive

Nurses Week starts today. While events have been postponed, that doesn’t mean the week will go by unnoticed. For example, above is an ad that will run in Thursday’s Guelph Mercury.

Reporting on COVID-19 activity in staff and patients

Total number of staff tested to date265
Total number of staff with a negative test result to date226
Current number of staff with a positive test 1
Number of staff results pending10
Number of staff who tested positive and are now recovered28
Total number of staff with a positive test result to date29
Number of current in-patients who have tested positive7

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Action/Must read

What’s new?

The Guelph & Area Ontario Health Team (G&A OHT) released its May newsletter on Friday. In it are stories about how the team is supporting local partners with their pandemic responses.


Keeping track of COVID activity
Our Business Intelligence Tool, Daisy, has been providing a daily report on COVID activity both in the hospital and at the Assessment Centre. Below is its report from this morning on testing of inpatients and ED patients over the past two weeks. Dark green indicates negative result, light green is positive and grey is results pending.

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Resources and Supplies

Staff Support

More thermometers available for purchase 
All staff should be monitoring themselves for symptoms of any illness and taking their temperature at least twice per day. These days, drug stores are often out of thermometers so a supply has been set up for staff to buy. The thermometers are available at switchboard for $14, tax included. They are for staff purchase only – first come, first served.

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A message from our Life Insurance provider
On behalf of Desjardins and your OHA account management and service team, we would like to extend our most sincere gratitude and appreciation for all of the incredible work that you and your employees continue to do every day during this extremely challenging and difficult time. We want you to know that we understand the uniqueness of these days and we stand behind you in support of all of your tireless efforts.

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