Cambridge, Ontario – Cambridge Memorial Hospital (CMH), in consultation with the Region of Waterloo Public Health, has declared the COVID-19 outbreak on its Medicine C inpatient unit over. There have been no new cases of COVID-19 in the unit for 14 days. Over the course of the outbreak, 7 patients, 2 staff and one visitor fell ill to COVID-19.
The outbreak was originally declared on the MED B on November 13, 2020, closing all admissions to that unit. Staff working in MED B at the time of the outbreak were dedicated to the unit to minimize the potential spread of the disease throughout the hospital.
On December 2, MED B’s patients and staff safely swapped units with the smaller MED C in order to help improve patient flow within the hospital.
The visitor restrictions that were imposed on November 13 have been lifted for most of the hospital. Visits will resume Sunday, December 13. Care partners wanting to schedule an in-person, may do so by filling out an on-line form. The same conditions apply as before the outbreak – visits will not be booked or get rescheduled if the patient is COVID positive or is in isolation due to COVID precautions. There are no restrictions for booking virtual visits. Learn about visiting CMH or to access CMH’s visitor request forms on-line.
Note that visitor restrictions remain in place to the Medicine A unit of the hospital. On December 10, a staff-only COVID-19 outbreak was declared on MED A. Enhanced safety and infection control protocols to contain the illness were proactively put into place earlier in the week when the potential for an outbreak was discovered.
About Cambridge Memorial Hospital
Cambridge Memorial Hospital is an acute care hospital with over 1,200 dedicated and skilled health care professionals, technicians and staff, 280 physicians and 500 volunteers providing exceptional care to the residents of Cambridge, the township of North Dumfries and the Region of Waterloo. For more information, visit www.cmh.org.
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Stephan Beckhoff, MA
Public Affairs and Communications
Cambridge Memorial Hospital
519-621-2333, ext. 2427