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Trillium Health dealing with multiple COVID-19 outbreaks, some hospital wards closing to admissions

Last Updated Dec 10, 2020 at 11:42 am EDT

Trillium Health Partners CITYNEWS

A GTA health network say they are dealing with COVID-19 outbreaks at their three main sites.

Trillium Health Partners says they’ve had 36 staff off work recovering from COVID-19 over the last ten days. Though the network says the transmission was “acquired through a variety of sources” and not all are the result of outbreaks.

Trillium operates two hospitals in Mississauga, Credit Valley Hospital and Mississauga Hospital, and the Queensway Health Centre in Etobicoke.

Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie in a health briefing on Wednesday said that Trillium is operating “well above capacity” with 88 COVID-19 patients and 20 patients in it’s intensive care units. Crombie also mentioned that the health network is dealing with outbreaks in four units.

Some non-COVID patients may need to be transferred to other hospitals and there is some consideration being given to cancelling elective surgeries to free-up bed space at the facilities.

According to a hospital news release, the infected staff is spread out over multiple hospital units at the three sites.

Credit Valley Hospital has an outbreak in its emergency department and 1E medicine unit while Mississauga Hospital is dealing with an outbreak in its cardiac surgical intensive care unit as all as its cardiovascular unit. The Queensway Health Centre is experiencing an outbreak in the McCall Centre for Continuing Care.

The medicine unit at Credit Valley has been closed for admission to prevent further infection but the hospital says that the emergency unit continues to operate and remains safe for patients.

Peel Region is in the provinces ‘Grey-Lockdown‘ zone for COVID-19 restrictions. The region is average 471 new cases a day in the last week according to the Ontario’s daily COVID-19 numbers.

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