STATEMENT

For Immediate Release

February 10, 2015

 

Patients under investigation for Ebola Virus Disease at LHSC

As a designated treatment hospital, at approximately 9:45pm this evening, two patients currently under investigation for Ebola Virus Disease were referred to LHSC. The patients were not admitted through the Emergency Department and were placed directly in isolation in a negative pressure room at LHSC’s Victoria Hospital. All safety precautions are fully in place to contain risk.

There is no impact to patient and visitor activity at LHSC.

To protect patient confidentiality, LHSC will not be providing further detail. As this is a public health matter, inquiries should be directed to the Middlesex-London Health Unit.

LHSC’s goal is to ensure every staff member and physician has a safe working environment, and every patient and visitor is protected from exposure to Ebola Virus Disease. As a Ministry of Health designated treatment facility, LHSC is fully prepared to care for Ebola patients.

For more information on LHSC’s preparedness planning, please visit the Ebola Virus Disease page on our website.

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