Date: February 17, 2012
MRSA Outbreak Advisory-3B Unit
Simcoe, ON – Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has been identified at the Norfolk General Hospital (NGH) on the 3B Unit. The NGH Infection Control team is working diligently to bring this outbreak under control.
Control measures in the hospital include, isolation of MRSA patients, closure to 3B admissions excluding obstetrics patients, visitor restrictions to this unit, and enhanced cleaning procedures. Norfolk General Hospital asks the public not to visit the 3B unit unless absolutely necessary. When visiting the hospital please clean your hands thoroughly at the hand sanitizing stations.
The healthcare team at NGH regards each and every patient as a unique individual deserving the best of our care. The hospital will manage this outbreak with the most aggressive infection prevention and control measures.
We hope to provide as much information as possible to our patients, families, and the community, and until the MRSA outbreak is declared over, we will continue to release new information to our local media
For more information please contact:
Infection Control Director, NGH