- McCausland COVID Outbreak
The McCausland Hospital COVID-19 Oubreak Declared - OVER
July 5, 2022 - The North Shore Family Health Team and the North of Superior Healthcare Group are pleased to announce that the COVID-19 outbreak at The McCausland Hospital Acute Care wing has been officially declared over by the Thunder Bay District Health Unit as of July 4, 2022.
We would like to thank the patients of The McCausland Hospital for their support, trust and patience as we navigated through this outbreak with 6 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 staff and patients 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.
June 27, 2022 - The North Shore Family Health Team (NSFHT) and the North of Superior Healthcare Group (NOSH) are reporting that an outbreak has been declared on the Acute Wing of The McCausland Hospital.
A COVID-19 outbreak is declared in a hospital setting when two confirmed positive cases are connected. This weekend, 2 acute patients and 2 staff members tested positive for the virus. The individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 are currently in self-isolation.
To help contain any further spread of the virus, The McCausland Hospital Acute and Chronic Care wings will be on lockdown from all visitation, including Essential Care Partners, until further notice. NOSH will also be implementing outbreak management measures, including increased infection prevention and control practices and surveillance testing for affected individuals.
All patients, along with NOSH staff who work at 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.