Patient at RMH tests positive for COVID-19

By Lindsay Advocate

One patient has tested positive for COVID-19 on the CCP1 (Continuing Care Program) inpatient unit at Ross Memorial Hospital, after experiencing sudden onset of symptoms of respiratory illness.

The patient was hospitalized for an unrelated health issue.

As a COVID-19 outbreak is classified as one or more cases, outbreak control measures have been implemented, including:

  • Relocating the patient to an isolation room in the hospital’s dedicated COVID-19 unit
  • Identifying any potential exposures among patients, staff and physicians
  • Increased surveillance and testing of all patients and staff on the unit, and anyone who may have been in close contact with the patient.
  • Restricted access to the affected unit

“Due to our increased surveillance measures, our team was able to swiftly identify this patient’s change in condition and complete testing,” says Kelly Isfan, president and CEO.

“The hospital will continue to do everything we can to protect our patients and team.”

The hospital has several measures in place, including:

  • Continuing to follow public health directives with regard to Personal Protective Equipment
  • Restricting visitors and non-essential workers
  • Active screening at entrances
  • Increased screening and surveillance of all patients

“The hospital is continuing to work closely with the Health Unit to ensure all precautions are put in place to protect the patients and staff of the hospital,” says Dr. Lynn Noseworthy, Medical Officer of Health with the HKPR District Health Unit.

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