WMGH COVID Outbreak

Wilson Memorial General Hospital COVID-19 Outbreak

September 23, 2022 - The Marathon Family Health Team and the North of Superior Healthcare Group are pleased to announce that the COVID-19 facility wide outbreak at the Wilson Memorial General Hospital has been officially declared over by the Thunder Bay District Health Unit as of midnight, September 22, 2022.

We would like to thank the patients of the Wilson Memorial General Hospital for their support, trust and patience as we navigated through this outbreak. 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 Wilson Memorial staff and patients/residents stay positive throughout these challenging times.

Visitation has now resumed that allows for 4 Essential Care Partners (ECPs) per patient with 2 visiting at one time. All ECPs will be designated by the patient or family and are required to complete a screening form located at the main entrance. We would like to remind you to please refrain from visiting patients in the hospital if you are feeling unwell or have symptoms of COVID-19.

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September 6, 2022 – The Marathon Family Health Team and the North of Superior Healthcare Group (NOSH) are reporting that a COVID-19 outbreak has been declared on the Acute and Chronic Care wing of the Wilson Memorial General Hospital.  

A COVID-19 outbreak is declared in a hospital setting when two confirmed positive cases are connected. This weekend, 3 patients and 1 staff member tested positive for the virus. The individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 are currently in self-isolation.

NOSH update

To help contain any further spread of the virus, Wilson Memorial General Hospital will be restricting visitors until further notice. 

All residents and inpatients, along with NOSH staff who work at Wilson Memorial General 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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