COVID-19 outbreak at one additional unit at Vancouver General Hospital

A COVID-19 outbreak was declared on Thursday at T8B, a surgical inpatient unit in the Jim Pattison Pavilion at Vancouver General Hospital, as three patients have tested positive for COVID-19.

This is in addition to T10C, which was placed on outbreak on February 21 as well as T14G and T11D which were placed on outbreak on February 23. A total of 23 patients and 19 staff members have tested positive for COVID-19.

These units are closed to new admissions and transfers at this time. All visitation to these units has been suspended until the outbreak measures have been lifted; the exception being for compassionate visits at the end of life.

Vancouver Coastal Health says it has immediately implemented strict Infection Prevention and Control protocols to prevent further transmission of COVID-19.

Vancouver General Hospital remains open and is prepared to safely receive and care for all individuals who require urgent and emergent care. Do not delay in seeking care as this could worsen your condition.