Respiratory Outbreak Lifted at Norfolk Hospital Nursing Home
Simcoe, ON – The Norfolk Hospital Nursing Home (NHNH) is pleased to announce an end to the respiratory outbreak that began in the home January 9. All precautions have been lifted including visitor restrictions.
During the outbreak, three variations of the common cold virus were identified affecting 35 residents. This resulted in the Outbreak Team closing the Nursing Home to visitors, reducing the threat of introducing any new viruses to the residents.
There have not been any new cases identified in the Nursing Home since January 26, residents are feeling much better and are eager to return to their normal activities.
The Outbreak Team, including our partners from Public Health thanks the Nursing Home staff for their immediate action and diligent work at ending this outbreak. We would also like to commend our Housekeeping team for their extra efforts.
In addition, we thank our residents and their families for their patience and understanding during this time and want them to be assured that the health and safety of our Nursing Home residents is paramount.
It is always important for visitors to stay home if they are feeling unwell. Covering a cough and practicing good hand hygiene can prevent the spread of germs. When entering our Hospital or Nursing Home, please wash your hands or use one of the many hand sanitizing stations available.