Today, St. Joseph’s Health Centre Guelph received confirmation from Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health that a patient on one of SJHCG’s post-acute units has tested positive for COVID-19.
“We realize that this news is concerning,” said David Wormald, President of St. Joseph’s Health Centre Guelph. “SJHCG is following all directives from public health authorities on precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.”
SJHCG has strong processes in place for infection prevention and control that align with the directives we are receiving from public health authorities.
With the rapidly changing situation related to the pandemic and news about increasing cases in the broader community, SJHCG took proactive steps last week to protect the safety of staff, residents and patients as a precautionary measure. These measures have included actively screening everyone entering our facility; restricting visitors, including our volunteers; and, temporarily closing outpatient and ambulatory programs.
“We are all thinking about our staff, our patients and their families at this time,” added Mr. Wormald. “All of us at St. Joseph’s are ready to provide excellent care to all patients and residents, today and always.”