Outbreaks on inpatient units at PCH On occasion, an outbreak is declared on inpatient units in hospitals. This happens when a number of people become sick with the same infection. In these situations, our Infection Prevention and Control team works with the care teams to support the recovery of impacted patients and to prevent the spread of the infection. Inpatients may be asked to stay in their room until they are well again and visitors may be asked to wear masks, gowns and/or gloves when they enter an inpatient room. In some cases, visitors will be asked to consider postponing their visit.
Visitors who are under-the-weather or who have recently been sick are encouraged to wear a mask and wash their hands frequently if they choose to visit inpatients at PCH.
Inpatient rooms have a supply cupboard located outside the room that contains clean linens and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for infection control purposes. To access these supply cupboards please speak to a member of your care team.