Influenza A Outbreak Declared on CGMH Surgical Unit

Please see the media release below with details on restrictions while visiting the Surgical Unit.

COLLINGWOOD, ON – January 26, 2018 – Collingwood G&M Hospital in conjunction with the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has declared an Influenza A outbreak on its Surgical Unit.
It is anticipated the outbreak could last until January 31, 2018 and during this timeframe increased precautionary measures have been put into place.

  • Visitors have been restricted to 1 per patient on the Surgical unit and cannot visit other units in the hospital after leaving this unit.
  • Children under the age of 12 cannot visit the Surgical unit at this time.
  • Visitors must wear the appropriate mask while on the unit.
  • Practice vigilant hand hygiene, handwashing before and after patient contact is extremely important.

Again, the public is reminded to not visit patients in the hospital if they are feeling unwell or have cold/flu like symptoms.

“Our efforts are focused on ensuring that we contain the transmission of the virus including increased cleaning, isolating infected patients and diligent hand hygiene,” says Norah Holder, CGMH President and CEO.

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