4 useless in outbreak at St. Vincent Hospital

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A fourth individual has died because of a COVID-19 outbreak at St. Vincent Hospital on Cambridge Road.

A complete of 26 residents and 45 employees members on the 336-bed facility have examined optimistic for the reason that outbreak started on Sept. 26. It is among the largest outbreaks within the metropolis.

Amongst employees affected are nurses and respiratory technicians.

“With colleges reopening and COVID-19 numbers climbing in our neighborhood, we have been already seeing a excessive variety of workers screening out and having to remain at house to await take a look at outcomes,” stated Stéfanie Energy, a spokesperson for Bruyère Hospital. “This was amplified by the present outbreak and created main employees shortages at our Saint-Vincent campus.”

In an effort to cope with the shortages, Bruyère has been compelled to halt admissions to hospital packages at Élisabeth Bruyère Hospital within the ByWard Market and has redeployed employees, stated Energy.

St. Vincent supplies post-acute care. Energy stated the outbreak is affecting acute care hospitals as effectively.