Influenza Outbreak and VRE Cluster Identified at Timmins and District Hospital

Timmins, ON- Timmins and District Hospital is advising the public that in addition to the Vancomycin resistant enterococci (VRE) outbreak, we have declared an Influenza A outbreak on Medical B, as well.  Given the number of cases on this specific unit, we are implementing visitor restrictions on this unit until further notice. We are asking for the public’s assistance with the following:

Medical B is closed to visitors until further notice.

All visitors to other units will be required to wash their hands on entering and leaving the Hospital and before and after visiting patients at the Hospital.

The public is reminded that all individuals with cold, flu or gastro-like symptoms (cough, fever, runny nose, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea) are not to visit any patients at the Hospital.

These measures are taken to minimize the risk of transmission from/to patients and we ask the public for their cooperation in this matter.

The Timmins and District Hospital (TADH) is a level B, fully accredited community, referral and teaching hospital serving the residents of the City of Timmins and Cochrane District as well as the adjoining areas of the Temiskaming, Sudbury and Algoma districts. The hospital offers a full range of medical, surgical, critical care, maternity, newborn, pediatric, mental health and diagnostic imaging services.




For more information contact:
Jaye Meunier
Timmins and District Hospital