Friday, August 12, 2022

Another COVID-19 outbreak declared at the CKHA

As of August 5, 2022, four cases of health-care acquired COVID-19 were identified on Chatham-Kent Health Alliance’s (CKHA) Medicine B Unit, located at the Chatham Site.

As such, CK Public Health has formally declared CKHA’s Medicine B Unit to be in outbreak. CKHA’s Medicine A Unit also remains in active outbreak, hospital officials say.

“CK Public Health will work closely with CKHA to manage the outbreak within the Medicine B Unit and will continue to work in consultation until the outbreak is declared over,” CKHA officials said in a media release.

“As part of CKHA’s pandemic response action plan and in alignment with the hospital’s infection prevention and control guidelines, a number of additional initiatives have been implemented in response to the outbreak on the Medicine B Unit AND Medicine A Unit. CKHA will continue following these measures until Chatham-Kent’s Medical Officer of Health rescinds the outbreak order.”

Since the onset of this pandemic, CKHA has taken decisive and immediate action with the ever-evolving dynamics of COVID-19, hospital officials say.

“The safety of staff, physicians, patients, care partners, visitors and the community at large, has and will remain the top priority,” CKHA officials added.

“CKHA is reminding the community that the hospital remains a safe place to receive care. If you are experiencing an emergent acute care need, please do not hesitate to dial 911 or visit your nearest Emergency Department.”

Further updates will be provided as more information becomes available, hospital officials say.

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