FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JANUARY 12, 2022
Outbreak declared on Rehabilitation Unit
at Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare

WINDSOR, ON – Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare has declared an outbreak on our 3rd Floor Rehab Unit in the Tayfour Building. This outbreak has been declared, as there are now 4 patients who have tested positive and are associated with this outbreak.

Since the onset of this pandemic, HDGH has taken decisive and immediate action with the ever-evolving dynamics of COVID-19 in our community. The safety of our staff, physicians, visitors and our community at large, has and will remain our top priority. As such, the following outbreak measures have been put in place for 3rd Floor Rehab: 
  • Providing therapy in patient rooms and as required in therapy rooms for patients who are asymptomatic and can wear a surgical mask during their therapy,
  • Students may continue to attend on the unit and will be provided with N95 masks and PPE as required,
  • N95 Masks are required when providing patient care on an outbreak unit along with consistent washing of hands and respecting of physical distancing.

HDGH continues to work closely with the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit. We thank them for their ongoing support as we work together to keep our patients and families safe. 

Members of the Windsor Essex community that may have questions or concerns can submit a question by visiting: www.hdgh.org/en/werelistening. We respectfully request all members of the community to not call our inpatient units. Our staff need to remain focused on providing ongoing high-quality patient care. 

This is the only statement that will be provided by HDGH at this time. We will provide further updates as information becomes available.
 

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About Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare

Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare is committed to improving the health and wellbeing of the Windsor-Essex community through the delivery of patient-centred, valued based care. Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare is a unique community hospital offering services in Mental Health and Addictions; Rehabilitative Care; Complex Medical and Palliative Care; and Children and Youth Mental Health. We offer a unique blend of services including but not limited to community and home based services. In collaboration with our healthcare and inter-sectorial partners, Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare is providing care in new ways and in new locations throughout the region to address barriers, improve access and patient outcomes and improve the overall patient experience.