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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Parent Mentoring Program of Saskatchewan

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Society for Progressive Supranuclear Paisy

Saskatchewan Surigcal Care Network

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Physician Recruitment Agency of Saskatchewan

Canadian Dietetic Association

Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Service

Registered Psychiatric Nurses Association of Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan Association of Licensed Practical Nurses

Saskatchewan Association of Medical Radiation Technologists

Saskatchewan Association of Speech/Language Pathologists and Audiologists

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Saskatchewan College of Physical Therapy

Saskatchewan Dental Therapists Association

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