December 26, 2019
The influenza outbreak which was announced on December 21,
2019 at the Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance (HPHA) Clinton Public Hospital site
has been declared over.
“The impact on our patients, their families and on our entire
healthcare team during an outbreak is significant,” says Andrew Williams, HPHA
President and CEO. “Being able to declare the outbreak over is a testament to
our team’s dedication and commitment to ensuring a safe environment and I thank
all for their efforts.”
Visitors are reminded that if they aren’t feeling well, they
should postpone their visit for at least 72 hours after symptoms clear.
“If you are sick we are urging you to reconsider visiting any
patients in any areas of our hospitals at this time, unless it is for
compassionate or palliative reasons,” adds Williams. “Staying home will help
stop the spread of the flu to people who may be more susceptible to
The flu shot is the best protection against the flu and is
still available through family doctors (for all ages) and pharmacies (for
people aged five and over).