Five people have died due to COVID-19 at the Hawkesbury and District General Hospital (HGH), where a second outbreak was declared today (March 25).
As of 11 a.m. today, there were 16 admitted patients and five staff who had tested positive for the virus.
“My heart goes out to the family of the deceased and everyone who has lost a loved one to COVID-19. We have learned a lot throughout this past year about managing this deadly virus. Our medical and nursing teams are working hard to manage this outbreak. As we see an increase of COVID-19 in the community, we must all do our part and use extreme caution to stop the spread of this virus,” said Chief of Staff Dr. Julie Maranda.
Chief Executive Officer, Marc LeBoutillier said: “We are saddened by this news. Delivering safe quality care is part of our mandate and commitment to the community. We continue to reinforce infection control practices to ensure the safety of our patients, our employees and physicians. Once again, I want to thank our staff, physicians and management team for their ongoing dedication as we manage the current situation.”
The first outbreak was declared March 17.