Update on Delta Hospital outbreak:
Due to a COVID-19 outbreak at Delta Hospital, patients will not be admitted for the time being in order to further protect them from the risk of transmission of COVID-19 at the hospital. If a patient needs admission to hospital for further care, they will be transported to an appropriate hospital within the Fraser Health network. The Emergency Department remains open for urgent and emergent care and all scheduled surgeries at Delta Hospital will continue.
Enhanced infection prevention and control measures were put in place at the onset of the outbreak and continue to be in place. All appropriate staff, medical staff and patients are being tested, and contact tracing is being carried out to prevent further transmission. The essential visitors policy is being strictly enforced at this time.
Update on long term care:
A staff member at Chartwell Crescent Gardens, in South Surrey, has tested positive for COVID-19. A Fraser Health rapid response team is at the site and communication with residents and families is underway. The staff member is currently in self-isolation at their home.
Enhanced control measures have been put in place at the site and Fraser Health is working with staff to identify anyone who may have been exposed and is taking steps to protect the health of all staff, residents and families.
Fraser Health has proactively implemented the following:
- Staffing levels will be maintained to provide resident care.
- Visitors are restricted throughout the facility.
- Staff and residents movement in the facility has been restricted.
- Cleaning and infection control measures have been enhanced.
- Residents, families and staff are being notified.
- Twice a day screening of all staff and residents.
During this time, Fraser Health has additional presence at the site to take any further actions required and support the facility. This includes dedicated people to address quality, answer questions from staff, residents and family, and provide active checks of symptoms with staff and residents.
Fraser Health has implemented comprehensive strategies to prevent and respond to COVID-19 in long term care, assisted living and independent living facilities. In addition, Fraser Health has also deployed more than 480 people including care staff and our rapid-response teams which include clinical nurse educators, infection prevention and control experts, screeners, and patient care quality officers supporting with communication to families and assessing symptoms at sites with outbreaks. Through these teams, sites are also connected with emergency supplies and additional personnel if needed.
For more information about COVID-19, please visit fraserhealth.ca/covid19.
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