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Notification of COVID-19 Outbreak on E6
(Friday, October 16, 2020)
Recently, as part of our normal surveillance, we identified a cluster of COVID-19 cases connected to one patient care unit (E6) at St. Boniface Hospital. This led us to rapidly assess the unit and test all contacts who may have been exposed between October 5 and October 16, 2020.
We identified two (2) patients who tested positive for COVID-19. They acquired the infection while in hospital. When two or more such patients are identified, it meets the definition of an outbreak as set out by public health.
Working with Public Health, Occupational Health & Safety and Infection Prevention & Control, the following measures have been implemented:
- E6 is closed to admissions.
- We are restricting visitation on E6 as per the Provincial Guidelines and families are encouraged to visit virtually.
- All potential contacts of these patients are being traced so that they can self-isolate and be tested.
- Additional cleaning procedures are in place.
St. Boniface Hospital remains open, and clinics and procedures continue as usual. The hospital is safe for patients and other approved visitors/essential designated support persons.
Please be assured that we have moved quickly to enact precautions to prevent any further spread of illness. The health of patients, employees and our community is our top priority.
Regular updates will be provided on this web page as the situation unfolds.
Mandatory Masks for visitors
(effective September 1, 2020)
To further support Manitoba’s COVID-19 prevention efforts, all visitors to St. Boniface Hospital will be asked to wear their own non-medical mask while on premises, beginning Tuesday, September 1. Masks can be purchased at our Gift Shop or in Shoppers Drug Mart. Some exemptions apply, for more details:
- Outpatient Information Sheet – Mandatory Mask Use
- Patient & Family Information Sheet – Mandatory Mask Use
Expanded patient visitor access
(effective Tuesday, June 9, 2020)
With the gradual easing of visitor restrictions for hospitals across the province, St. Boniface will begin allowing expanded visitor access for visiting patients in hospital starting Tuesday, June 9.
Please see our Patient and Family Information Sheet – Expanded patient visitor access during COVID-19 for more details. Our goal is to allow patients to see loved ones in person safely while keeping measures to prevent the introduction and spread of COVID-19.
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) information for the public
Designated Entry Points
(effective March 17, 2020)
St. Boniface Hospital is restricting access to two (2) designated entry points in its main hospital building:
- Everett Atrium (open 24 hours a day): All staff and patients (1 escort per patient under exceptional circumstances)
- South Entrance (open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day): CancerCare patients and cardiac patients with appointments at the Bergen Cardiac Care Centre (Y2) ONLY
Please note that Emergency entrance remains open as usual for patients needing Emergency care.
Dialysis patients will be able to continue accessing the back entrance in C Block of the main hospital for their treatments as they currently do.
Patients and visitors
Patients and visitors arriving at the hospital for a scheduled appointment or procedure will be screened for symptoms and travel history.
Communication with Patients
Click here for information on communicating with patients in Winnipeg Intensive Care Units, including St. Boniface Hospital.
All Patient Care Units
We encourage you to use our Well Wishes Program to let your loved one know you are thinking about them.
St. Boniface Hospital
St. Boniface Hospital has been providing leadership in health care on behalf of Manitobans since it was first established by the Grey Nuns in 1871.
The Everett Atrium serves as the main entrance for St. Boniface Hospital, located at 409 Taché Avenue.
A public space, it includes the main Inquiry Desk, several retail services available to patients, visitors, and staff , and leads to the Buhler Gallery, an art gallery open to all.
We invite patients and visitors to ask the staff at the Main Information Desk for directions and wayfinding.
Help Us Reduce the Spread of InfectionsPROVINCIAL POSTER
Hand hygiene is the #1 way to prevent the spread of infections. Hand sanitizers are conveniently located throughout the hospital… before entrances, on patient care units, and near elevators. Please use them!
- Your doctors and nurses should practice hand hygiene every time they enter your room.
- Clean your hands before eating, after using the restroom, and after touching surfaces in the hospital.