Protecting patients from the flu
There are a number of flu cases being reported in the community and as a result, we are seeing more patients coming to the hospital with the flu.
The Neurology Unit at Etobicoke General Hospital is currently experiencing an increased number of flu cases among patients. To prevent the spread of the flu, we have closed the unit to new patient admissions and transfers from other areas of the hospital.
We have put a number of measures in place to help protect patients, staff and visitors from the flu:
• Patients will be isolated to prevent spread of the flu.
• Visitors will be limited to one per patient if they do not have flu-like symptoms.
• All visitors will be asked to use hand sanitizer before and after visiting patients.
• Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) must be worn when visiting patients. This includes gowns, gloves and masks with a visor.
• Flu vaccinations will be offered to patients if they have not already received one.
• Patients will be given a medication called Tamiflu to reduce their risk of getting the flu.
We all have a responsibility to help keep the community healthy during flu season.
Thank you for cooperation during this time.