FRASER Health on Tuesday declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Surrey Memorial Hospital after evidence of transmission in a medicine unit.
Five patients at Surrey Memorial Hospital have tested positive for COVID-19 as part of this outbreak. The outbreak is limited to one unit, which is temporarily closed to admissions.
Upon declaring the outbreak, Fraser Health immediately implemented precautions, including enhanced cleaning as well as contact tracing to protect the health of all staff, medical staff, and patients.
The emergency department at Surrey Memorial Hospital remains open and there has been no impact to any other areas of the hospital.
Fraser Health has notified all patients on the affected unit about the outbreak, and in addition, is informing families of patients who are unable to share this information is underway.