TBDHU Declares C. difficile Outbreak at St. Joseph’s Hospital

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Outbreak Declared:  Hogarth Riverview Manor (2 North)

Thunder Bay – NEWS – The Thunder Bay District Health Unit (TBDHU) and St. Joseph’s Care Group have declared a C. Difficile outbreak at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Thunder Bay. The outbreak is restricted to the Hospice/Palliative Care unit (4 North) 

Admissions/discharges and transfers are temporarily on-hold. Visitors to the unit are not limited at this time, however, all visitors must check-in at the nursing station when they arrive. 

In collaboration with St. Joseph’s Care Group, TBDHU has initiated a thorough assessment of the situation, including enhanced infection prevention and control procedures. Further measures will be taken as needed to manage this situation.