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COVID outbreak over at SMH medical / surgical unit 

October 13, 2022   ·   0 Comments

By Brian Lockhart 

The medical/surgical unit at Stevenson Memorial hospital has been declared “all clear” after the unit originally reported an outbreak on September 6. 

At that time, the announcement was made in collaboration with the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit. 

Earlier that same week, the Overflow Unit at the hospital also announced it had been flagged as having an outbreak status. 

All COVID-19 positive patients were isolated in the Overflow Unit to create a “positive zone,” with all close contacts being notified. Additional infection prevention and control methods, including COVID testing, were put into place to help control the outbreak. 

The Medical/Surgical Unit was maintained ad a negative and was able to accept admissions. 

On September 12, the hospital announced the outbreak on the Overflow Unit was declared over. 

The hospital followed with an announcement on September 19, that the outbreak on the Medical/Surgical Unit was over. 

Visitation resumed in Phase 2, as per COVID-19 visitation policy with one visitor permitted between the hours of 12 noon. and 8 p.m. 

Two designated visitors are permitted for in-patients on the Medical/Surgical and Overflow Units, but only one at a time. 

Persons with questions or concerns can call the Patient Experience Department at the hospital at 705-435-3377 ext. 2310. 

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