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West Lincoln Memorial Hospital
January 19, 2021

Outbreak declared at West Lincoln Memorial Hospital

Hamilton, ON – An outbreak has been declared on C Ward of West Lincoln Memorial Hospital, a Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) site, after two patients and two staff have tested positive.

The two patients have been transferred to COVID-19 units at the Hamilton General Hospital and the Juravinski Hospital. The two staff remain in self-isolation.

HHS Infection Prevention and Control and Employee Health Services are working with Niagara Public Health to identify and inform individuals who may be contacts.

C Ward is closed to new admissions and visitors. However, visitors can be permitted on compassionate grounds.

Additional cleaning in the unit beyond the enhanced cleaning practices that are already in place is underway.

Contact:

During regular business hours:
Communications & Public Affairs
905-521-2100 ext. 75387
hhsnews@hhsc.ca

During evenings and weekends:
Call hospital paging at 905-521-5030 and ask for the Communications & Public Affairs specialist on-call.