Visitor restrictions lifted at Jubilee Lodge in Kinistino following end of respiratory outbreak.
Outbreak declared over by Medical Health Officer

Published on Friday, July 25, 2014
Author: Doug Dahl

The Prince Albert Parkland Health Region has lifted visitor restrictions at Jubilee Lodge long-term care unit in Kinistino following the end of an outbreak of a respiratory illness. Medical Health Officer Dr. Khami Chokani declared the outbreak over today.

The outbreak was declared on July 16, 2014. Individuals who showed symptoms are being isolated. Signage was in place to inform staff and visitors that an outbreak is in effect. Visitors were asked to reschedule their visits, if possible, until the outbreak is declared over.

A total of 12 residents and eight staff members have become ill with respiratory symptoms. Laboratory testing is being done to determine the organism involved in the outbreak. Jubilee Lodge is a 30-bed long-term care facility.

The outbreak did not affect access to the Kinistino Health Centre, which is located in the same building.

The Health Region reminds the public that proper hand hygiene and cough etiquette reduce the risk of getting or spreading respiratory illnesses, including colds and influenza. 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 long-term care facility, whether it is on outbreak status or not.

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Doug Dahl, Communications Officer
(306) 765-6409

Thursday, July 17, 2014: Visitor restrictions are in place at Jubilee Lodge in Kinistino due to respiratory outbreak

The Prince Albert Parkland Health Region has implemented visitor restrictions at Jubilee Lodge long-term care unit in Kinistino following an outbreak of a respiratory illness. Medical Health Officer Dr. Khami Chokani declared the outbreak on July 16, 2014.

Individuals who are showing symptoms are being isolated. Signage is in place to inform staff and visitors that an outbreak is in effect. Visitors are asked to reschedule their visits, if possible, until the outbreak is declared over. However, if family members have an urgent or compassionate reason to visit, they should phone the facility in advance for further instructions.

A total of 8 residents and 5 staff members have become ill with respiratory symptoms. Laboratory testing is being done to determine the organism involved in the outbreak.

The outbreak is not affecting access to the Kinistino Health Centre, which is located in the same building.

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