Access to the long-term care unit at the Spiritwood and District Health Complex is restricted due to a has respiratory outbreak was declared on Feb. 22, 2017 by Dr. Khami Chokani, Medical Health Officer.
Details of the current outbreak in Prince Albert Parkland are:
- February 22, 2017 – Spiritwood and District Health Complex. Seven residents and eightstaff members have 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.
Isolation precautions and visitor limitations are in place. There willbe no new admissions or discharges to those units for the duration of the outbreak, unless discussed with Infection Control or the Medical Health Officer.
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