The West Nipissing General Hospital is now facing a COVID-19 outbreak.
On January 26, 2022, the WNGH announced that, in consultation with the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit, a COVID-19 outbreak has been declared on the Nursing Care Unit. Three (3) patients have tested positive associated with this outbreak.
Several measures have been taken to help patients and keep the virus from spreading. These measures include putting all the patients in appropriate units/rooms, testing of all patients who are considered close contact and enhanced cleaning including frequent cleaning of high-touch areas and high traffic areas. We remain closed to all visitors and caregivers in the Nursing Care Unit.
We will continue to work closely with the NBPSD Health Unit and take direction accordingly.
This is the first outbreak of any kind at WNGH in the past 4 years.