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University Hospital of Northern BC reinstating facility-wide COVID-19 measures

University Hospital of Northern BC – Prince George is implementing full COVID-19 safety measures throughout the facility, in light of declared outbreaks on two inpatient units, and general rates of local COVID-19 activity.

Enhanced outbreak control measures are already in place on the Primary Care Medical, and Internal Medicine Units in response to the two, unrelated outbreaks. To further protect the health of patients, clients, staff and physicians, UHNBC is expanding measures to the entire facility, including all patient care areas and public spaces.

UPDATE - COVID-19 outbreak declared over at Jubilee Lodge in Prince George

Northern Health is pleased to advise that a COVID-19 outbreak declared in early September at Jubilee Lodge in Prince George, is officially over. COVID-19 outbreak protocols are being lifted at the facility as the exposure risk period has now passed.

In total, there were 20 resident and three staff cases associated with the outbreak, and four additional resident cases were epidemiologically linked due to exposure with a confirmed case. Sadly, six residents passed away in connection with this outbreak, two of whom were epi-linked.

COVID-19 – Outbreak declared at University Hospital of Northern BC (IMU) – Prince George

Northern Health Medical Health Officers have declared a COVID-19 outbreak on the Internal Medicine Unit (IMU) at University Hospital of Northern BC in Prince George, following lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Seven patients have tested positive for COVID-19 in association with the Internal Medicine Unit (IMU). Northern Health Public Health is closely monitoring for additional cases, and the facility is taking steps to protect the health of staff and those they care for, with enhanced outbreak control measures such as (but not limited to):

COVID-19 UPDATE – Jubilee Lodge, Prince George

Northern Health public health continues to closely monitor a COVID-19 outbreak declared September 5, 2021 at Jubilee Lodge long-term care facility in Prince George.

20 residents and three staff have tested positive for COVID-19 in association with this outbreak, and four additional resident cases were epidemiologically linked due to exposure with a confirmed case. Sadly, six residents have passed away in connection with this outbreak, two of whom were epi-linked.

Overdose Alert: Prince George

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There has been an increase in overdose events in the community of Prince George. The reported substance is green and chalky.

This substance is highly toxic, causes heavy and prolonged sedation, and requires more naloxone to reverse. Overdoses are happening when the substance is smoked and injected.

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COVID-19 – Outbreak declared over at Fort St. John Hospital – Inpatient Unit

Northern Health Medical Health Officers have declared an end to a COVID-19 outbreak on the inpatient unit (IPU) at Fort St. John Hospital.

In total since the outbreak was declared August 27, 2021 there were four patient and three staff cases of COVID-19, as well as one death of a patient who had tested positive in association with the outbreak.

Northern Health thanks patients and their families for their understanding and patience, and Fort St. John Hospital staff and physicians for continuing to provide excellent care during the outbreak period.

COVID-19 – Outbreak declared at Wrinch Memorial Hospital

Northern Health Medical Health Officers have declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Wrinch Memorial Hospital in Hazelton, following lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 among patients on the acute care and long-term care units.

Four patients have tested positive for COVID-19 in association with the outbreak, and monitoring and testing is underway to identify any additional cases among patients and staff.

COVID-19 – Outbreak declared at University Hospital of Northern BC – Primary Care Medical Unit

Northern Health Medical Health Officers have declared a COVID-19 outbreak on the Primary Care Medical Unit (PCMU) at the University Hospital of Northern BC (UHNBC) in Prince George, following lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 among patients and staff.

Nine patients and one staff member have tested positive for COVID-19 in association with the outbreak, and monitoring and testing is underway to identify any additional cases.