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Ross Memorial Hospital helping long-term care and retirement homes deal with COVID-19


DAN CEARNS, Local Journalism Initiative, for The Standard

KAWARTHA LAKES: Ross Memorial Hospital (RMH) in Lindsay is filling a COVID-19 pandemic need in the Kawartha Lakes community. “This week, RMH will launch a team to support long-term care, retirement and congregate living facilities with infection prevention and control (IPAC) education, staffing, and mobile COVID-19 assessment and testing,” hospital officials announced, in a press release posted on Tuesday, April 28th. “The hospital has piloted some mobile testing and IPAC education services and is working with the HKPR (Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge) public health unit, Kawartha Lakes Paramedic Services and local long-term care facilities on next steps.” The hospital also provided an update on a COVID-19 outbreak there. “The Continuing Care Program – CCP1 unit remains closed to visitors and admissions, following the declaration of an outbreak on April 17th. Following testing of all patients and staff on the unit, and close contacts, it was determined that the outbreak is limited to one positive patient and one positive staff member. While it was previously shared that two staff were positive in relation to this outbreak, contact tracing showed that the second positive result was unrelated to the outbreak,” the press release stated.

Ross Memorial Hospital helping long-term care and retirement homes deal with COVID-19

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