The CISSS des Laurentides announced that the COVID-19 outbreak is over at Saint-Eustache Hospital -Eustace. Indeed, the establishment has not identified any new case of transmission within its walls for 28 days.
Ms. Rosemonde Landry, President and CEO of the CISSS des Laurentides, believes that the numerous efforts made by the teams have borne fruit: “The strict measures put in place to stop the transmission of COVID-19 are working. The mobilization of the staff was responsible for in a big way to the normalization of the situation,” she underlined, warmly thanking the staff and the doctors.
In addition to the application of the prevention and protection measures recommended by the infection prevention and control teams and the establishment’s microbiologists, the CISSS des Laurentides carried out various actions simultaneously, including the addition of staff, increased cleaning and disinfection and massive screening and daily monitoring.
“We know that we must remain very vigilant against the virus. The changes put in place have made it possible to block its transmission in the hospital, but all preventive measures must continue to ensure the safety of staff and hospitalized people,” said Ms. Landry.
Visits are now permitted on units previously affected by the outbreak. However, specific instructions for certain areas of the hospital, such as the emergency room, oncology, obstetrical, neonatal and pediatric care, must still be observed. All the information about hospital visits during the COVID-19 pandemic is available on the CISSS des Laurentides website.