COVID-19 outbreak at Burlington’s Joseph Brant Hospital as three confirmed cases emerge
Published January 7, 2022 at 11:00 am
Three patients at Burlington’s Joseph Brant Hospital have caught COVID-19 while at the facility and Halton Region has declared an outbreak.
According to hospital officials, all appropriate precautions are being taken to ensure the safety of patients and staff alike at Unit 6 South 200 (6S200).
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 6 and have been instructed to continue the 10-day self-isolation when discharged from hospital.
A number of enhanced safety measures are in place at JBH to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and ensure the safety of patients, staff and physicians.
This includes closing 6S200 to new patient admissions except for COVID-19 positive patients. In addition, visitors 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 are available at no cost.
JBH is monitoring the situation closely and will continue to work closely with Halton Region Public Health to bring a safe end to the outbreak as soon as possible.
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 emailing [email protected].insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising