Outbreak of COVID-19 at the Hospital of Saint-Eustache

Éclosion de COVID-19 à l’Hôpital de Saint-Eustache

Photo: CISSS of the Laurentians
A massive operation of testing all staff and physicians of the Hospital of Saint-Eustache will be conducted over the next few days.

After the regional Hospital in Saint-Jerome, it is the turn of the Hospital of Saint-Eustache to be confronted with an outbreak of COVID-19. Three of the 13 units of hospitalization of the facility are affected, according to a note of service of the CISSS of the Laurentians, obtained by The Duty.

“Up to now, 20 workers of the Hospital of Saint-Eustache are positive, [the COVID-19], all unions combined,” says Valérie Lapensée, communications officer for the trade Union of workers of the Laurentians health and social services – CSN.

Patients with the coronavirus are ” being transferred “, and in particular to the Hôpital régional de Saint-Jérôme, designated institution in the Laurentians, to accommodate patients suffering from the COVID-19, says the president-director general of the CISSS of the Laurentians, in a note sent to staff on Thursday. “The employees have been removed from the work and replaced, at the time of their healing,” she wrote.

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The CISSS of the Laurentians said to have suspended, as a precautionary measure, the visits to the three units dealing with cases of COVID-19. An operation of the mass screening of all staff and physicians of the Hospital of Saint-Eustache will be conducted over the next few days.

At the regional Hospital of Saint-Jérôme, four units are affected by an outbreak of COVID-19. Between 1 June and 11 July, 84 workers have been infected by the virus. More than 75 patients have contracted the disease in the institution. “There has been a decline in very significant cases currently “, said Valérie Lapensée.

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