Visitor restrictions are in place for the Telemiracle Trail unit at Mont St. Joseph Home after a respiratory outbreak was declared on Friday, April 6, 2018 by Dr. Khami Chokani, Medical Health Officer.
Three residents and five staff members have developed respiratory symptoms this week. Samples have been collected for laboratory testing to determine the cause of the respiratory illness.
Isolation precautions and visitor limitations are in place. There will be no new admissions or discharges to that unit for the duration of the outbreak, unless discussed with Infection Control or the Medical Health Officer.
The Saskatchewan Health Authority reminds the public that proper hand hygiene reduces the risk of getting or spreading illnesses. Visitors to any health care facility are asked to perform hand hygiene upon entering and leaving the facility. Anyone who is ill is also asked to not visit any health care facility, whether it is on outbreak status or not.
Mont St. Joseph Home is a 120-bed long-term care facility in Prince Albert. The outbreak does not affect access to the other units in the facility.
For more information or to arrange interviews contact:
Doug Dahl, Communications Officer
306-765-6409 or 306-961-6217