Influenza A Outbreak on CGMH Surgical Unit declared over

The Influenza outbreak declared last Friday on Collingwood G&M Hospitalís Surgical Unit, is now over. Regular visiting guidelines have resumed.

There is still a heightened level of influenza activity in the community, and patients and visitors are still being encouraged to wear a mask for their protection and the protection of others, while in the facility.

Again, practicing vigilant hand hygiene, handwashing upon entering and exiting the facility remains a critical component of helping to stop the spread.

Again, the public is reminded to not visit patients in the hospital if they are feeling unwell or have cold/flu like symptoms.