8IP General Surgery at University Hospital added to list of clinical units involved with COVID-19 outbreak


For Immediate Release:
December 9, 2020

As of December 9, University Hospital, 8IP General Surgery will be included in the clinical units involved with the current COVID-19 outbreak. All additional outbreak measures have been in place on the General Surgery unit since November 28 and these cases associated with the outbreak are linked to that timeframe. This is a separate outbreak and is not connected to the Medicine outbreak.

Unit-level outbreaks for COVID-19 are declared, in partnership with the Middlesex-London Health Unit, as soon as there are two or more confirmed positive cases among patients or staff that could have possibly been acquired on an inpatient unit.

London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) is working closely with the Middlesex-London Health Unit and our Infection Prevention and Control team to respond to the ongoing outbreaks at UH. Additional information about our UH COVID-19 outbreak measures is available on our public website. LHSC remains committed to doing everything within our power to help resolve the outbreak situation at University Hospital.

Any individuals with urgent medical concerns should not delay seeking immediate care. LHSC’s emergency departments at both University and Victoria Hospitals remain open and safe for care.