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.