Access to the long-term care unit at the Spiritwood and District Health Complex has returned to normal after a respiratory outbreak was declared over on March 13, 2017.
Details of the outbreak in Prince Albert Parkland were:
- February 22, 2017 – Spiritwood and District Health Complex. Nine residents and 10 staff members experienced respiratory symptoms including cough, runny nose and/or fever. Spiritwood and District Health Complex has a 45-bed long-term care unit. Access to the primary health care clinic, Collaborative Emergency Centre, and other community programs at the location is not been affected. Laboratory samples have been collected for testing.
There are currently no outbreaks in Prince Albert Parkland RHA facilities.
The Health Region 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.
For more information or to arrange interviews contact:
Doug Dahl, Communications Officer
306-765-6409 or 306-961-6217