Second Outbreak declared at Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre site of Hamilton Health Sciences
In consultation with Hamilton Public Health Services, Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) has declared an outbreak of COVID-19 on the B3 unit at Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre (JHCC) after two patients tested positive for the virus. Both patients were in private rooms during their entire stay in the hospital. They are now in isolation.
B3 is a medicine unit and is currently closed for admissions. No visitors are currently allowed on the unit except on compassionate grounds. Staff working on the unit will not work anywhere else until the outbreak is declared over.
We are currently testing all health care workers on B3 as well as any staff who may have spent prolonged periods of time on the unit. We are also testing the remainder of patients on the unit.
Additional cleaning in the unit beyond the enhanced cleaning practices that are already in place is underway.
The outbreak declaration for the B3 unit follows a similar move for the E3 unit on December 3, 2020. The two outbreaks now involve six patients.
Patient care continues to be provided safely.