COVID Outbreak declared at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital Inpatient Unit
January 15, 2021
(Strathroy, ON) For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the Strathoy Middlesex General Hospital (SMGH) is dealing with an outbreak. The hospital, in conjunction with the Middlesex-London Health Unit, has declared the outbreak on the second floor inpatient unit.
Middlesex Hospital Alliance (MHA) President and CEO Todd Stepanuik stated that the hospital is working closely with the Middlesex-London Health Unit in the investigation.
The safety of everyone at our hospital sites is our top priority, and MHA’s Infection Prevention and Control experts are monitoring the situation closely. We have taken immediate steps to ensure the safety of our patients, staff and physicians.
These enhanced safety measures include:
- Closure of the unit to new admissions
- Enhanced cleaning and disinfection of the unit.
“We continue to thank our staff who have been doing an incredible job providing exceptional care throughout these challenging times,” says Rosemary Frketich, Vice President, Clinical Services & Chief Nursing Officer at MHA.
More information and updates will be shared as they become available.
For local hospital inquiries:
Vice President, Clinical Services & Chief Nursing Officer
Middlesex Hospital Alliance