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Ross Memorial Hospital And Paramedics Deployed To Assist With Outbreak At Caressant Care In Lindsay

KAWARTHA LAKES-Ross Memorial Hospital and local paramedics have been deployed to Caressant Care Nursing Home on McLaughlin Road in Lindsay to assist with the Coronavirus outbreak.

“As a partner in our health system, our hospital offers IPAC support to any local long-term care home or retirement residence experiencing a COVID-19 outbreak.” Amanda Carvalho, Communications, Ross Memorial Hospital, told Kawartha 411 News this morning.

The IPAC team has been working alongside Caressant Care McLaughlin and the public health unit since the start of their outbreak.

“Over the weekend, we deployed environmental service staff to support Caressant Care McLaughlin, and have had some of our dedicated nursing team volunteer to support the home as well. We will continue to offer the home whatever support is needed to contain and recover from the outbreak.”

Through the COVID-19 Assessment Centre team, local paramedics are assisting with testing at the home according to Carvalho.

The health unit declared an outbreak at the facility on January 9th. As of today there are 44 cases of the virus in the home. 21 residents and 23 staff are infected. Two residents who were infected are now considered “resolved” and are recovering.

On Saturday the Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit declared a second outbreak, this one at Caressant Care Retirement Home on Mary Street West in Lindsay.

Officials say one staff member has tested positive and is home and self-isolating. No residents have been affected at this time.  All infection control protocols are in place and they are monitoring the situation daily.



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Pamela Vanmeer
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Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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