Visitor Restrictions Increased at Bay St. George Long Term Care Centre due to COVID-19 Outbreak

Jan 6, 2022

Western Health is advising that increased visitor restrictions have been implemented at Bay St. George Long Term Care Centre.

While one designated support person is permitted to visit patients and residents at other health care facilities, they are not permitted at Bay St. George Long Term Care Centre. This is due to a significant number of staff and residents at Bay St. George Long Term Care Centre who have tested positive for COVID-19.

Following the first positive individual which was reported on December 31, 2021, testing and investigation has been ongoing, resulting in the identification of additional positive staff and residents. As of today, January 6, 25 of 107 residents who live at the home have been diagnosed with COVD-19. There are also 22 staff members who have tested positive.

“We recognize this is a serious situation which may cause stress for family members, residents, and staff members,” said Dr. Monika Dutt, Medical Office of Health. “We want to assure you that we are doing everything possible to prevent further transmission and protect residents and staff at the home.”

Western Health is focused on providing safe care for all residents at the home. Stringent infection control and prevention measures have been put in place. While investigations have been ongoing, an outbreak team has been on the ground providing expert advice.

Staff members are being redeployed from other program areas at Western Health to support Bay St. George Long Term Care to ensure residents are cared for appropriately.