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COVID-19 OUTBREAK DECLARED AT ST. PAUL’S HOSPITAL’S 7C UNIT

LATEST ST. PAUL'S HOSPITAL OUTBREAK UPDATE

On January 22, 2021, a COVID-19 outbreak was declared on 7C of St. Paul’s Hospital, an in-patient Medicine unit.

St. Paul’s currently has three areas where an outbreak has been declared: The Heart Centre’s 5A, 5B and CSICU units, the Renal program’s 6B unit, and the Medicine program’s 7C unit.

St. Paul’s Hospital remains open to safely receive and care for everyone who requires urgent and emergent care. At this time, there is no impact on other areas of St. Paul’s Hospital beyond these areas. Patients are urged not to delay seeking care to avoid exacerbating their conditions.

As with any outbreak in this region, strict infection prevention and control protocols have been immediately implemented on 7C to prevent further spread of the virus.  READ MORE. 

COVID-19 OUTBREAK DECLARED AT ST. PAUL’S HOSPITAL’S RENAL UNIT

On January 20, a COVID-19 outbreak was declared on Unit 6B of St. Paul’s Hospital’s Renal Unit, an inpatient ward.

The hospital is currently managing an outbreak on its 5A, 5B and CSICU units.  

St. Paul’s Hospital remains open to safely receive and care for everyone who requires urgent and emergent care. At this time, there is no impact to other areas of St. Paul’s Hospital. Patients are urged not to delay in seeking care to avoid exacerbating their conditions.

With regard to the 6B outbreak, patient care and services are being maintained other areas of the Renal Unit that are not affected by the outbreak. 

The affected unit is closed to new admissions and transfers at this time. All visitation has been suspended until the outbreak measures have been lifted, except for compassionate (end-of-life) visits. READ MORE.

B.C. launches interdisciplinary COVID-19 Care Network with three dedicated clinics

VANCOUVER, JANUARY 22, 2021
British Columbians who are recovering from COVID-19 now have access to three post-COVID-19 recovery clinics at St. Paul’s Hospital (SPH), Vancouver General Hospital (VGH), and the Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre in Surrey.

In addition to the direct care provided to patients, the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) has provincial oversight for coordination and for integrating knowledge and best practice at the clinics through a new Interdisciplinary COVID-19 Care Network (ICCN).

Minister of Health Adrian Dix says, “We know some people who recover from COVID-19 experience long-term health effects. Through the dedication of a large team of experts and health leaders across the province, we are working to ensure that specialized care is available to British Columbians, when they need it.” READ MORE. 

Providence Health Care declares COVID-19 outbreak on one unit of Mount Saint Joseph Hospital

A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared on Unit 3C of Mount Saint Joseph Hospital after two patients tested positive for COVID-19.

The source of the infection is currently unknown and is being investigated. The  Providence Health Care Pandemic Response Team is working closely with Public Health to gather more information.

As with any outbreak in this region, Providence has immediately implemented strict infection prevention and control protocols on 3C to prevent further spread of the virus. READ MORE. 

COVID-19 Outbreak on St. Paul’s Hospital Heart Centre Unit Expanded

On January 10, the COVID-19 outbreak declared January 4 on Unit 5A of the St. Paul’s Heart Centre was extended to include Unit 5B and the Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care Unit (CSICU). 

St. Paul’s Hospital remains open to safely receive and care for all individuals who require urgent and emergent care. At this time, there is no impact to other areas of St. Paul’s Hospital. Patients are urged not to delay in seeking care to avoid exacerbating their conditions.

Patient care and services are being maintained in the areas of the Heart Centre that are not affected by the outbreaks. READ MORE.