COVID outbreak at St-Eustache hospital

The Integrated Health and Social Services Center (CISSS des Laurentides) announced that the Hospital of Saint-Eustache is facing outbreaks of COVID-19 in 3 of his 13 inpatient units. All services are maintained, but the most stringent protective measures are taken to eradicate the virus as quickly as possible.
Since Monday, July 27, 14 patients and 11 employees have tested positive for COVID-19.
The patients concerned were transferred to the various red zones designated by the CISSS des
Laurentides to receive patients affected by COVID-19. They will receive the necessary care there. For their part, the employees concerned were removed from work and replaced, while they heal.
The units concerned are the 1EA, the C1A and the C2A. In addition, a fourth unit (the E3A) is under surveillance since people who tested positive have passed through it.
“We take the situation very seriously and are working hard to stop these outbreaks as
quickly as possible. The health and safety of our customers and our staff is at stake,”
said the President and CEO of the CISSS des Laurentides, Ms. Rosemonde Landry,
specifying that the presence of COVID-19 in the community and the fact that several people are
carriers of the virus without knowing it makes it very difficult to control transmission.
Additional protective measures have been put in place in the care units concerned in order
to eliminate the presence of the virus. For example, cleaning and disinfection have been increased, even more frequent monitoring of user symptoms is carried out, and the use of protective equipment has been enhanced.
In addition, as of this Friday, a massive screening of all the staff and physicians of the Hospital
Saint-Eustache will be initiated in order to obtain an accurate picture of the situation and to prevent further contamination.
As a preventive measure, the CISSS des Laurentides has suspended visits to the three units
concerned for an indefinite period. Exceptional measures may apply for visitors from humanitarian causes, including users in palliative care or children.
“I call on all the people who come to our facilities, whether they be our hospitals or our CLSCs, rehabilitation centers or CHSLDs. It is crucial that protective measures such as wearing a mask, washing hands and respecting the two- meter distance are strictly observed. This is fundamental to help us defeat this invisible enemy
We must remain vigilant! », concluded Ms. Landry.