Hotel-Dieu Grace Healthcare declares an outbreak of COVID-19 in a rehabilitation unit

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Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare announced Wednesday that it is dealing with an outbreak of COVID-19 in its rehabilitation unit.

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The hospital said four people in the third-floor rehabilitation unit of its Tayfour building had tested positive for the virus.

“Since the start of this pandemic, HDGH has taken decisive and immediate action in the face of the ever-changing dynamics of COVID-19 in our community,” the organization said in a press release. “The safety of our staff, our doctors, our visitors and our community as a whole is and will remain our top priority.”

The hospital said it had several measures in place in response to the outbreak.

Therapy will now be carried out in patient rooms. But if necessary, patients who are asymptomatic and able to wear a surgical mask will be treated in designated therapy rooms.

The hospital said N95 masks must be worn when providing patient care in an outbreak unit. There must also be constant hand washing and respect for physical distancing.

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Students can continue to attend the unit. They will be provided with N95 masks and PPE as needed.

The hospital said people with questions or concerns can fill out an inquiry form at

“We respectfully ask all members of the community not to call our inpatient units,” the hospital said. “Our staff must remain focused on providing continuous high quality care to patients. »

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