COVID outbreak declared at West Haldimand General Hospital

COVID outbreak declared at West Haldimand General Hospital
West Haldimand General Hospital in Hagersville.

To The Haldimand Press

HAGERSVILLE—West Haldimand General Hospital (WHGH) has declared a COVID-19 outbreak on the Inpatient Unit (IPU) after three patients tested positive for COVID-19. Evidence of transmission has been isolated within one room at this time.WHGH has implemented comprehensive Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) precautions. COVID-positive patients are being isolated to their rooms, enhanced cleaning has been implemented, contact tracing is ongoing, and patients are being monitored closely for COVID-19 symptoms.

Admissions to this unit were restricted for a few days and accepted based on case reviews and risk analysis.

Visitors are no longer permitted to enter the unit, except for Essential Care Providers (ECPs) in consultation with the patient’s care team.

These temporary measures are in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to ensure the safety of our patients, staff, physicians, and the community.

We understand it is difficult for families and friends to be separated from their loved ones during this period. We encourage people to use technology to connect with our patients.

WHGH is monitoring the situation closely and will continue to work in collaboration with the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit to bring a safe end to the outbreak as soon as possible.