Whereas the variety of lively COVID-19 circumstances dropped in New Brunswick on Monday, health-care services are nonetheless grappling with the consequences of the virus — together with The Moncton Hospital, which is presently experiencing an outbreak in its oncology and normal surgical procedure models.
In response to Horizon Well being, 14 sufferers and 10 workers members are impacted by the outbreaks.
Mass testing is going down and each models are presently closed to admissions and transfers.
“Unit workers are following enhanced IPC (infectious prevention management) pointers and foot visitors to those models will probably be restricted to important providers, akin to meals providers,” stated Christa Wheeler-Thorne, govt director of the hospital, in an announcement.
“I’d prefer to commend our workers – together with worker well being and our IPC workers – for his or her swift, thorough response to this case. Their efforts have been instrumental in tracing and containing these outbreaks.”
The growing variety of COVID-19 circumstances and hospitalizations — together with ICU admissions — has additionally lead Horizon Well being to ask that designated assist individuals (DSPs) be absolutely vaccinated by Nov. 19 in an effort to go to inpatients and to accompany individuals to outpatient appointments.
Guests have already been been restricted from Horizon Well being hospitals since Oct. 8.
Non permanent closure of labour and delivery unit prolonged
Horizon Well being additionally stated Monday that the non permanent closure of the labour and delivery unit on the Higher River Valley Hospital in Waterville, N.B. will stay in place till Nov. 2 “on the earliest.”
The well being community says the closure is important due to staffing changes to offer look after COVID-19 sufferers on the hospital.
Expectant moms might want to journey to Horizon’s Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital in Fredericton to ship their infants.
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