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Enteric outbreak on 2A medical/surgical unit – Visitor restrictions in place

A cluster of patients with symptoms of enteric infection has been identified on NHH’s 2A medical/surgical unit.

Northumberland Hills Hospital (NHH) is working closely with the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit to restrict further spread and to communicate information. The following control measures have been put in place:

NHH remains fully operational, with programs and services across the hospital operating as normal. Please be diligent in practicing appropriate hand hygiene and infection prevention and control practices when visiting the hospital at any time. Frequent hand washing, particularly before and after patient contact, is mandatory and vital to reducing health care associated infections.

Updates will be provided as new information is available.

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