Island Health has confirmed one additional staff member has tested positive for COVID-19, related to the outbreak at Saanich Peninsula Hospital. To date, there have been six staff members and nine patients who have tested positive for COVID-19.
The testing continues to confirm that the outbreak is limited to acute care areas of the hospital and no new sources of transmission have been identified. Patients in the acute care areas continue to be closely monitored for symptoms and targeted staff testing continues.
The hospital remains closed to acute admissions. The emergency department remains open and ready to provide safe care. If you require emergency care, please visit the emergency room immediately.
The Saanich Peninsula Hospital laboratory service outpatient collections have temporarily moved to our Keating Cross Road lab, located at 2140A Keating Cross Road. Hours of operation are Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
It is important to note that other outpatient services, including medical imaging and day surgery, are open and we want people to know that it is safe to access these services.
Island Health has implemented comprehensive strategies to prevent and respond to COVID-19 in all acute and long-term care facilities. Dedicated COVID-19 units are established at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital and Royal Jubilee Hospital to safely care for patients with COVID-19.
For more information about COVID-19, please visit: www.islandhealth.ca/covid19.