Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) has declared a COVID-19 outbreak on 4 West at Lions Gate Hospital (LGH), after five patients have tested positive for COVID-19.
Outbreak precautions have been implemented at LGH, and 4 West is closed to new admissions and transfers at this time and all group activities have been suspended.
Visits to 4 West have been suspended until outbreak measures are lifted, with an exception for essential care or compassionate visits at the end-of-life.
VCH said it has immediately implemented strict infection prevention and control protocols to prevent further transmission of COVID-19.
Careful monitoring of residents, staff and physicians
Enhanced cleaning and disinfection of all high-touch surfaces
Closing the affected unit to resident admissions and transfers
Cohorting of staff to the affected areas
Self-monitoring or self-isolation of staff and physicians as part of Public Health contact tracing
COVID-19 testing for all symptomatic or potentially exposed residents.