Hospital takes over administration of west-end nursing house coping with COVID-19 outbreak

A Toronto hospital is taking over the management of a west-end nursing house that’s experiencing a COVID-19 outbreak.

In a information launch, the Ministry of Lengthy-Time period Care stated Unity Well being Toronto will present enhanced assist to Norwood Nursing House to curb the unfold of the virus.

In keeping with the province, the 60-bed facility situated close to King Road West and Dufferin Road has a complete of 26 confirmed circumstances amongst residents and employees.

There has additionally been at the least one fatality on the house. Nevertheless, the ministry doesn’t disclose exact numbers except there are greater than 5 deaths due to privateness considerations.

“The well being and well-being of Ontarians, particularly our long-term care residents who’re extra weak, is our authorities’s primary precedence. I thank the devoted employees at Unity Well being Toronto Hospital and Norwood Nursing House for working collectively to finish this COVID-19 outbreak,” Dr. Merrilee Fullerton, the Minister of Lengthy-Time period Care, stated in an announcement.

The ministry stated the administration contract might be in impact for 90 days.

The hospital has been serving to the house since Sept. 30 after Toronto Public Well being issued an order.

In the meantime, an outbreak at Fairview Nursing House in Little Portugal continues to develop. As of Wednesday, there are 72 COVID-19 circumstances amongst residents and employees, in keeping with information from the province.

That’s a rise of 30 circumstances from a week ago.

In an announcement offered to CP24 on Sept. 30, a spokesperson for the house’s operator Schlegel Villages stated that they’ve been in “in full outbreak protocol” since two employees members examined optimistic again on Sept. 15 and are “following each an infection prevention and management protocol to the letter.”

As of Oct. 7, there are 53 properties with energetic COVID-19 outbreak.