Four Hamilton, Ont., long-term care facilities receive infection control orders

The fallout continues from last week’s massive outbreak of COVID-19 at The Rossyln Retirement Residence in east Hamilton.

Medical Officer of Health Dr. Elizabeth Richardson says infection control related orders have been issued to four other long-term care facilities in the city, following a review of their practices.

Dr. Richardson adds that mass testing in also being carried out at the four facilities, Cathmar Manor, Montgomery Lodge, Northview Seniors Residence and Dundas Retirement Place, related to issues around screening and concerns about infection prevention and control.

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Eighty-four cases have been confirmed among residents and staff at The Rosslyn, a 64-bed facility near Gage Park, whose residents were transferred into the care of St. Joseph’s Hospital and Hamilton General Hospital last weekend.

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