Windsor.Regional.Hospital is providing the following update regarding the impact of several nursing students who early this week had tested positive for COVID-19 and were recently on student placement at the hospital.
- We recommended testing for a total of 28 individuals - 15 staff members and 13 patients - who were identified as having possible exposure with the students who tested positive for COVID-19. ALL of the in-patient and staff results of the immediate direct contacts/exposure of the positive nursing students on clinical placements came back negative for COVID-19.
- In addition, some 100 plus staff who decided they wanted to be tested because they felt they might have had contact with the positive students on the units where the students we replaced (7West and 6East at Ouellette Campus, and 8North and 6North at Met Campus) also came back negative for COVID-19.
- Of the in-patients who were determined to have direct contact with these students, only four remain in hospital. Even though they have tested negative and the possible exposure to COVID-19 is considered extremely low risk, we will maintain additional precautions with these patients for the remainder of the 14 day period since exposure to err on the side of caution. Their isolation period will end on November 20th. Until that time we ask that these four patients continue to refrain from having visitors.
- All other patients who are on the above-mentioned units but had no direct contact with the students are allowed to receive visitors again.
- We have resumed regular testing and additional precaution procedures with all other patients on the impacted floors/units starting today.
We ask that all visitors continue to follow our COVID-19 protocols including diligent hand washing, masking while in hospital, physically distancing as much as possible, and following any additional precaution signage posted. Please ask the nursing staff if you are unsure. All staff are to continue to mask at all times, in addition to any other required personal protective equipment (PPE).
It is clear that these protocols help to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 to patients and among our staff.
ALL nursing student placements at WRH remain suspended until further notice. Also, ALL clinical student placements (with the exception of Schulich clinical placements) on 7W and 6E at Ouellette and 6N and 8N at Met have been halted until this issue is cleared.
Windsor Regional Hospital will continue to collaborate with the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit, the University of Windsor, and St. Clair College and will keep the community informed during this situation.
As a reminder, to schedule a COVID-19 assessment appointment you can go online on your mobile device or computer (using Safari or Chrome) and select a certain date/time for your appointment or by "first available time". Please have your health card in hand when booking on-line or calling in.
For details on whether you qualify for a COVID-19 test at the Ouellette Campus visit the WRH COVID-19 Assessment Centre online.
Please continue to visit www.ontario.ca/coronavirus or www.wrh.on.ca for regular updates on COVID-19.
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You.now.have.more.chances to win as the Windsor Regional Hospital Foundation is thrilled to announce that our 50/50 draw is back and is here to stay. By popular demand, our online 50/50 raffle is now monthly.
The inaugural monthly draw is now live with a guaranteed prize of $8,999. It will also feature an early bird prize of $1,000 which will be drawn on December 4, 2020 and the grand prize jackpot will be announced on Friday, December 18th.
The Windsor Regional Hospital Foundation launched its first Fantasy 50/50 Draw in 2019 and the lucky winner won $92,832. The second Fantasy 50/50 Draw in 2020 netted the lucky winner more than $165,000. With successful results like these, the foundation worked tirelessly to launch a monthly draw in hopes of achieving similar prizes.
"We quickly noticed that people were eager to win and donate to help the hospital purchase essential equipment to enhance patient care," says Beth Ann Prince, President of the Windsor Regional Hospital Foundation Board of Directors. "In fact, within hours of launching the monthly draw this week, the jackpot was close to $10,000. We hope to build on the overwhelming level of support we have seen for our 50/50 draws and continue to fund life-saving equipment needs for our hospital."
Proceeds from the two previous draws have supported the purchase of a state-of-the-art 3D Digital Mammography machine, which is currently in use, as well as supporting the Windsor Regional Hospital’s Critical Care Program with vital equipment.
If you are in Ontario and 18 years of age and older, you can purchase your tickets online at www.wrh5050.ca. You must use Safari or Chrome or your mobile device to access the link.
Tickets are 10 for $10, 50 for $25 or 250 for $50.