COVID-19 outbreak at Richmond Hospital

A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at Richmond Hospital on unit 4 North (acute care for the elderly unit) after seven patients tested positive for COVID-19, Vancouver Coastal Health announced on Friday night.

The unit is closed to new admissions and transfers at this time. All non-essential visits to unit 4 North at Richmond Hospital have been suspended until the outbreak measures have been lifted; the exception being for essential care or compassionate visits at the end of life.

Vancouver Coastal Health said it has immediately implemented strict infection prevention and control protocols to prevent further transmission of COVID-19.

Richmond 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.