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Respiratory Illness Outbreak in Biggar and District Health Centre Long Term Care Lifted Effective January 8, 2018

Update:

The respiratory illness outbreak in the Biggar and District Health Centre Long Term Care has been lifted effective January 8, 2018.

A respiratory illness outbreak has been declared in the Biggar and District Health Centre Long Term Care, effective December 30, 2017.  Currently Davidson and Biggar Health Centres have  outbreak precautions in place in Long Term Care.

Respiratory Outbreak Biggar LTC December 2017

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Unity

Respiratory Illness Outbreak Lifted in the Unity and District Health Centre Long Term Care Effective January 16, 2018

Update – January 16, 2018
The Respiratory Illness outbreak in Unity has been lifted. Visitor restrictions are no longer in place.
A respiratory illness outbreak has been declared in the Unity and District Health Centre Long Term Care, effective January 5, 2018. There is currently a lot of influenza activity around the province. Staff have been working diligently in applying optimal infection prevention and control precautions which include:

• Visitor restrictions are in place and visitor restriction notices have been posted at patient doorways.
• Patients or residents who are ill with respiratory symptoms have been placed on respiratory precautions and will be restricted to their rooms until free from symptoms.
• Appropriate medication treatment or prophylaxis has been initiated.
• Admissions, transfers and discharges are affected and will be triaged.

All staff and public need to remain vigilant in preventing infections in our facilities and communities, as well as the following:

  • If you are ill, stay at home, contact your doctor if symptoms are severe.
  • Cover your cough,
  • Wash your hands thoroughly, properly and frequently, particularly before and after patient/client care, washroom use, blowing your nose, and after touching surfaces.
  • It is not too late to get your flu shot.  Call your local public health office to schedule a time to get one.
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Davidson Health Centre

Respiratory Illness Outbreak Lifted in Davidson Health Centre Long Term Care Effective January 5, 2018

Update

The Respiratory Illness outbreak in Davidson Health Centre Long Term Care has been lifted effective January 5, 2018.

 

A respiratory illness outbreak has been declared in the Davidson Health Centre Centre Long Term Care, effective December 29, 2017. Currently the Davidson Health Centre Long Term Care is the only facility in the former Heartland Health Region with outbreak precautions and visitor restrictions in place.

Respiratory Outbreak Davidson LTC December 2017

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Outlook

Gastrointestinal Illness Outbreak Declared in the Outlook and District Health Centre Long Term Care

An outbreak of gastrointestinal illness has been declared by Dr. David Torr, Consulting Medical Health Officer,  in the Outlook and District Health Centre-Long Term Care effective January 3, 2018. Specimens have been sent to the lab to identify the cause.  We are requesting the cooperation of all staff and public in dealing with the outbreak. Currently the Outlook and District Health Centre-Long Term Care is the only facility with a Gastrointestinal Illness outbreak in place.  Respiratory Illness outbreaks remain in place in both Davidson Health Centre and Biggar and District Health Centre Long Term Care.  Staff in Outlook are working diligently to enhance infection prevention and control precautions.  The following precautions have been taken:

  • Visitor restrictions are in place and notice of visitor restrictions have been posted at facility entrances,
  • Residents who are ill with gastrointestinal symptoms have been placed on contact precautions and will be restricted to their rooms until free from symptoms for 48 hours,
  • Samples have been sent to the Provincial lab to help establish the cause of the illness,
  • Admissions, transfers and discharges will be postponed until outbreak status is lifted, with the exception of emergencies,
  • Activities and Day Care Services, along with Visiting Professionals will be cancelled until outbreak status is lifted.
  • All staff are observing optimal infection control procedures especially when attending to ill individuals.

Hand hygiene still remains a key practice in the prevention of illness and outbreaks. Wash your hands thoroughly, properly and frequently, particularly before and after patient/client care, washroom use, blowing your nose, and after touching surfaces. We need to remain vigilant in preventing infections in our facilities and communities, as well as following these easy steps:

  • Regular and frequent hand washing and
  • If you are ill, stay at home until symptom free for a 48 hour period.

 

 

 

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Eston Health Centre

Respiratory Illness Has Been Lifted in the Eston and District Health Centre Long Term Care

Respiratory Illness
Update
The Respiratory Illness Outbreak in the Eston and District Health Centre has been lifted effective December 28th, 2017.

A respiratory illness outbreak has been declared in the Eston and District Health Centre Long Term Care, effective December 21, 2017. Currently the Eston and District Health Centre Long Term Care is the only facility in the former Heartland Health Region with outbreak precautions and visitor restrictions in place.

Respiratory Outbreak Eston LTC December 2017

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Wilkie

Gastrointestinal Illness in Wilkie and District Health Centre has been lifted effective July 19, 2017

The Gastrointestinal Illness outbreak has been lifted effective July 19, 2017.  Visitor restrictions are no longer in place.

Dr. David Torr, Consulting Medical Health Officer for the Heartland Health Region has declared an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness in the Wilkie and District Health Centre – Long Term Care effective July 17, 2017. Specimens have been sent to the lab to identify the cause.

Gastrointestinal Illness Wilkie LTC July 17, 2017

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Davidson Health Centre

Respiratory Illness Outbreak in Davidson Health Centre Long Term Care has been declared over as of March 31, 2017

Visitor restrictions are no longer in place.

A respiratory illness outbreak has been declared in the Davidson Health Centre – Long Term Care, effective March 24, 2017. Currently the Davidson Health Centre-Long Term Care is the only facility in the region with Respiratory Illness outbreak precautions in place. Specimens have been sent to the lab to identify the cause.  Visitor restrictions are in place.

Respiratory Outbreak Davidson LTC March 2017

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Kindersley

Respiratory Illness Outbreak Declared in the Kindersley and District Health Centre Long Term Care

A respiratory illness outbreak has been declared in the Kindersley and District Health Centre Long Term Care (Heritage Manor), effective February 15, 2017.  Currently the Kindersley and District Health Centre-Long Term Care is the only facility in the region with outbreak precautions in place.  Specimens have been sent to the lab to identify the cause.

Respiratory Outbreak Kindersley LTC February 2017

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Kerrobert

Gastrointestinal Illness Outbreak Declared in Kerrobert and District Long Term Care – Gold Wing

Dr. David Torr, Consulting Medical Health Officer for the Heartland Health Region has declared an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness in the Kerrobert and District Health Centre Long Term Care – Gold Wing effective February 7, 2017. Specimens have been sent to the lab to identify the cause.  Visitor restrictions are currently in place in this wing of the long term care home.

Gastrointestinal Illness Kerrobert LTC Gold Wing February 9, 2017

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