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

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Published January 13, 2022 at 3:13 pm

Joseph Brant Hospital in Burlington is dealing with another outbreak of COVID-19.

Halton Region Public Health, declared the outbreak on Unit 4 North 700 (4N700) at JBH after five patients tested positive for COVID-19.

According to a news release from the hospital, all appropriate precautions have been taken to ensure the safety of patients, essential care providers, staff and physicians.

Jo Brant’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 January 11 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 and ensure the safety of patients, staff and physicians, according to the release.

This includes closing 4N700 to new patient admissions and ECPs are no longer permitted to enter the unit except under exceptional circumstances in consultation with the patient’s care team. Patients can still connect with their loved ones by telephone and video both available at no cost.

JBH is monitoring the situation closely and said they will continue to work closely with Halton Region Public Health to bring a safe end to the outbreak.

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 at [email protected]

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