Hôpital régional de Saint-Jérôme, in the Laurentians, is facing a major outbreak of COVID-19, which force the suspension of visits to patients of the facility.
“It is cumulative, since the beginning of June, 68 cases have been confirmed”, said in the late afternoon to the QMI Agency Dominique Gauthier, information officer at Centre for integrated health and social services (CISSS) in the Laurentians.
Ms. Gauthier stated that these cases of COVID-19 have been observed in users at several care units of the hospital.
She was not in a position to say whether there had been any deaths or say whether the employees had been infected by the disease.
A source association stated, however, that of workers as much as patients are affected by this outbreak to the hospital of St. Jerome, “especially in the 5th and 6th floors”, and that the employer will be apprêterait to conduct a “screening stepped up” as early as next week.
The CISSS of the Laurentians, therefore, has suspended the visits, adding that however, exceptions are possible for visitors of patients in end of life care and palliative care, where a visitor at a time will be accepted.
On the unity of births, spouses will be accepted, and on the pediatrics unit, this will be one parent per child.
“All exceptions should be subject to a permission of the assistant head nurse of the unit,” pointed out the CISSS, stating that the authorized visitors will be required to comply with the instructions of protection.