Fraser Health has declared an outbreak at Surrey Memorial Hospital after evidence of transmission in a Medicine unit. One patient at Surrey Memorial Hospital has tested positive for COVID-19.
The outbreak is limited to one unit, which is temporarily closed to admissions. Upon declaring the outbreak, Fraser Health immediately implemented precautions, including enhanced cleaning, as well as contact tracing to protect the health of all staff, medical staff, and patients.
The emergency department at Surrey Memorial Hospital remains open and there has been no impact to any other areas of Surrey Memorial Hospital.
Fraser Health has notified all patients on the affected unit about the outbreak, and in addition, have informed the families of patients who are unable to share this information.
At this time, it is critically important for people living in the Fraser Health region to use the COVID-19 assessment tool and get tested as soon as you have COVID-19-like symptoms, even mild ones.