Wilkes Terrace LTC Outbreak

Wilkes Terrace LTC  + The McCausland Hospital COVID-19 Outbreak Declared 

August 4, 2022 - The North Shore Family Health Team and the North of Superior Healthcare Group are pleased to announce that the COVID-19 facility wide outbreak at The McCausland Hospital (including Wilkes Terrace Long Term Care Home) has been officially declared over by the Thunder Bay District Health Unit as of August 4, 2022.

We would like to thank the patients of The McCausland Hospital and residents of Wilkes Terrace Long Term Care Home for their support, trust and patience as we navigated through this outbreak with 11 confirmed cases. We would also like to thank the NOSH staff who worked tirelessly to manage the outbreak and keep the spirits up for those in isolation.

To everyone in the community who has sent us well wishes and messages of support over the past weeks, thank you! Your support helped The McCausland Hospital and Wilkes Terrace Long Term Care staff and patients/residents stay positive throughout these challenging times.

Visitation has now resumed. For more information on our current visitation restrictions, please visit: http://www.nosh.ca/covid-19

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July 25, 2022 – The North Shore Family Health Team and the North of Superior Healthcare Group (NOSH) are reporting that the COVID-19 outbreak that was declared at Wilkes Terrace Long Term Care Home on July 20th, 2022 has now been expanded to a site wide COVID-19 outbreak that included the chronic care and acute care wings.

In addition to the reported positives, an additional employee, three residents of Wilkes Terrace and two chronic care patients have now also tested positive for the virus. 

The individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 are currently in self-isolation. All other residents and patients of McCausland Hospital continue to be asked to stay in their rooms to limit their contact with others and to reduce the risk of virus transmission.

NOSH update

To help contain any further spread of the virus, Wilkes Terrace and The McCausland Hospital will continue to restrict visitors until further notice. 

All residents and inpatients, along with NOSH staff who work in Wilkes Terrace and The McCausland Hospital, will be closely monitored for symptoms and will undergo a surveillance swabbing protocol.  Additional measures, including increased infection prevention and control practices have already been put in place. NOSH will continue to work closely with the Thunder Bay District Health Unit to manage the outbreak and to protect our patients and staff.

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July 20, 2022 – The North Shore Family Health Team and the North of Superior Healthcare Group (NOSH) are reporting that an outbreak has been declared at Wilkes Terrace Long Term Care Home.  

A COVID-19 outbreak is declared in a Long-Term Care setting when two confirmed positive cases are connected. As of today, three residents of Wilkes Terrace and two employees have tested positive for the virus.

The individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 are currently in self-isolation. All other residents and patients of McCausland Hospital are being asked to stay in their rooms to limit their contact with others and to reduce the risk of virus transmission.

 

NOSH update

To help contain any further spread of the virus, Wilkes Terrace and The McCausland Hospital will be restricting visitors until further notice.  In adherence with Provincial outbreak measures, NOSH will also be implementing outbreak management measures, including increased infection prevention and control practices and surveillance testing for affected individuals.

All tenants, along with NOSH staff who work in Wilkes Terrace and The McCausland Hospital, will be closely monitored for symptoms and will undergo a surveillance swabbing protocol. 

NOSH will be working closely with the Thunder Bay District Health Unit to manage the outbreak and to protect their patients and staff.

 

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