March 27, 2023

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Outreach in three care units at Haut-Richelieu Hospital

Outreach in three care units at Haut-Richelieu Hospital

Three care units at Haut-Richelieu Hospital in Saint-Jean-Sir-Richelieu, Monterrey, are battling the spread of Kovid-19.

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The first outbreak began last Tuesday, CISSS de la Montérégie-Center spokesman Martin Lజ్sz confirmed by email.

A total of 10 patients in this range were tested positive for COVID-19 and less than five were health care workers.

The CISSS de la Montérégie-Center ensures that “all precautions are taken within the units to prevent outbreaks”.

Visits to units affected by COVID-19 cases are specifically prohibited until further notice, except for humanitarian reasons and family care.

Each unit will have security guards and transfers to other units in the hospital are prohibited except for medical emergencies.

In addition, patients will not be allowed into the hatching units until further notice.

The CISSS de la Monteregi-Center, which faced the situation at Haut-Richelieu Hospital, confirms that it has “decided to return to drastic measures” for the screening of COVID-19 and the transfer of patients to CHSLD.

“This means that we will resume systematic screening tests for COVID-19 in all care units within 48 hours prior to the mid-life transfer (result must be negative at the time of transfer)”, Ms. Lesage explains by email.

The Ministry of Health (MSSS) directives currently in place through CISSS provide preventive screening “as soon as the unit is alert (1 case)” when transferring patients from hospitals to CHSLDs.

“In addition, in all living environments we put serial screening on the day of entry and then on days 3, 6, 9, 12 and 14 as well as in a room alone during the screenings,” the spokesman said. .

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