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COVID-19 Outbreaks at QHC BGH- Quinte 5 and ICU
COVID-19 Outbreaks at QHC BGH- Quinte 5 and ICU
Two separate COVID-19 outbreaks have been declared at QHC Belleville General Hospital.  One on the Quinte 5 medicine unit and one in the Intensive Care Unit at QHC-Belleville General Hospital.  The definition of a COVID-19 outbreak in a hospital is set by the province and is declared in collaboration between Quinte Health Care and Hastings Prince Edward Public Health (HPEPH). It is defined as at least two cases (patients and/or staff) within a specified unit within a 14-day period. Contact tracing is underway and all staff and patients on the units will be tested for COVID-19 for
Update to the community - COVID Wave 3
Message from Stacey Daub, President and CEO, Quinte Health Care  In anticipation of the very sobering COVID projections released by government, Quinte Health Care has been accelerating its planning and preparations for the unprecedented pressures that Ontario and its hospitals will face in the months ahead.   I know the recent news about the 3rd wave was extremely disappointing and that the new projections and public health measures will impact people, families and businesses across our communities in many different ways.   I also know that many of our community members have been
Ramp down of elective surgeries and procedures at QHC hospitals
Ontario Health has issued a directive for all Ontario hospitals, including Quinte Health Care (QHC) hospitals, to ramp down all elective surgeries and non-emergent procedures by April 12th at 12:01 a.m. in order to preserve critical care and human resource capacity given the increasing case counts and widespread community transmission of COVID-19. A small number of operating rooms at QHC Belleville General Hospital will remain available for pre-scheduled high-priority and urgent cases.   The Day Surgery programs at QHC Trenton Memorial Hospital (TMH) will only continue for priority
QHC Enhances Precautions
As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in our communities, across Ontario and throughout Canada, Quinte Health Care (QHC) is enhancing precautions to protect staff, patients and care partners. Effective Thursday, April 1st, QHC is moving back to PHASE 3 (RED) of its Care Partner and Visiting Policy. Details can be found on the Visiting page of the QHC website – www.qhc.on.ca. “The COVID-19 variants of concern are highly transmissible and pose a real threat to our vulnerable patients and staff,” said Dr. Colin MacPherson, Quinte Health Care’s Chief of Staff. “By reducing the flow
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