As soon as we detect the transmission of certain microorganisms in a care unit, an outbreak is declared and additional control measures are implemented. This generally includes increased surveillance, strict hand-washing protocols and a thorough cleaning of equipment and environments. In addition, internal and external movements are limited. During an outbreak, the Infection Control Unit reserves the right to restrict all visitor access in order to halt the transmission of the pathogen and facilitate the management of infected patients. Certain visits may be authorized under exceptional circumstances (e.g. visits to a patient in palliative care).
|Unit/Sector||Organism||Start date||End date||Restrictions for visitors|
|4C Medicine||MRSA||July 2, 2020|