COVID-19 GGH Update May 19

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Those arriving for work Friday were in for a treat. The Senior Team was on hand to give out tasty goodies and a free coffee coupon.

Reporting on COVID-19 activity in staff and patients

Total number of staff tested to date276
Total number of staff with a negative test result to date239
Current number of staff with a positive test 1
Number of staff results pending8
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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Additional Precautions for Patients Transferred to GGH
On 14 May, the Ministry of Health issued “COVID-19 Provincial Testing Guidance Update, ver. 4.0.” This document indicates that, “Any admission to hospital from another hospital, long term care homes, retirement homes, or other congregate living settings and institutions should be tested upon admission.”

Given this direction from the Ministry of Health and given the higher incidence of COVID-19 in these facilities, patients being transferred to GGH from another hospital, long term care home, retirement home, or other congregate living setting or institution must be placed in droplet/contact precautions, the pandemic flag set to “suspect” and droplet/contact precautions documented in Meditech as per the IPAC COVID-19 Active Screening Algorithm.  Patient flow and bed allocation and clearance of the pandemic flag will then proceed as per “4-044: Standard: Bed Allocation Process for patients with COVID-19 or suspected COVID-19.”

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Next Homewood Wellness Webinar tonight
Anxiety, Depression and COVID-19: Supporting Yourself and Others, is tonight at 7 p.m. For all the details and how to register, click here. Please note, unfortunately due to copyright, these webinars cannot be recorded.


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