Fraser Health declares COVID-19 outbreaks at Burnaby Hospital and CareLife Fleetwood

FRASER Health has declared a new COVID-19 outbreak at one medicine unit at Burnaby Hospital.

Nine patients in the unit have tested positive for COVID-19. 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 Burnaby 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, it has informed the families of patients who are unable to share this information.

Fraser Health has also declared a COVID-19 outbreak at CareLife Fleetwood Surrey. One resident and two staff members have tested positive for COVID-19.

CareLife Fleetwood is a long-term care facility that is owned and operated by Fraser Health. The resident and staff members are currently in self-isolation at their homes.

Enhanced control measures have been put in place at the site. Fraser Health is working to identify anyone who may have been exposed and is taking steps to protect the health of all staff, residents and families.