COVID-19 Outbreak Declared at Selkirk Regional Health Centre – Medicine 2 Unit
On August 31, Interlake-Eastern RHA’s medical officer of health declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Selkirk Regional Health Centre’s medicine 2 unit. An outbreak is declared when two or more patients, who are not roommates or do not share a bathroom between two patient rooms, acquire healthcare-associated infections attributed to a unit, within 10 days of each other.
At this time:
- All patients/family members and staff have been advised of the outbreak.
- Medicine ward general visitation is now restricted.
- Emergency department services at Selkirk Regional Health Centre are not affected by this outbreak and we will continue to admit inpatients to the health centre.
- Appointments for surgeries and hospital programs such as day surgery, dialysis, diagnostic imaging, lab and the community cancer program are proceeding as usual with no disruption to service delivery as a result of the outbreak.