Burlington’s Joseph Brant Hospital dealing with another outbreak of COVID-19


Published January 31, 2022 at 2:11 pm

Burlington’s hospital is dealing with another outbreak of COVID-19.

Joseph Brant Hospital made the announcement that Unit 6 South 200 (6S200) has two patients who tested positive for COVID-19. JBH is working with Halton Region Public Health to ensure the safety of patients, essential care partners (ECPs), staff and physicians.

Joseph Brant Hospital’s Infection Prevention and Control team and Employee Health Services are ensuring all patients on the unit, along with staff and physicians who have been or may have been exposed, are being contacted, monitored, tested as required and self-isolating in keeping with Public Health guidelines.

Patients on the unit are in isolation as of Jan. 29 and have been instructed to continue the 10-day self-isolation when discharged from hospital.

A number of enhanced safety measures are in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19 including closing 6S200 to new patient admissions and placing patients on enhanced droplet and contact precautions.

In addition, ECPs are no longer permitted to enter the unit except under very limited circumstances in consultation with the patient’s care team. Patients can still connect with their loved ones by telephone and video.

Patients and their loved ones can visit the hospital website for information on how to book a video visit.

Patients or loved ones who have questions or concerns can contact a member of the JBH Patient Relations team at 905-632-3737 ext. 4949 or by email [email protected].

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