Outbreak Reports in Ottawa Healthcare Institutions

The City of Ottawa outbreak status report is listed below. This report is posted daily and summarizes all currently active outbreaks in institutional settings (including hospitals, long-term care homes and retirement homes) and outbreaks that have been declared over since the last posting. The information in this status report is accurate the date and time of posting. Please contact the facilities for changes that may occur between postings.

Ottawa Public Health (OPH) recommends that anyone visiting an institutions that is experiencing an outbreak: 
  • Not visit if you are ill
  • Always check in at the reception or front desk upon arrival
  • Adhere to all infection control measures provided to you by the facility
  • If the facility is experiencing an outbreak and you must visit, make your visit brief and visit only your loved one
  • Clean your hands often while in the facility with alcohol-based hand sanitizer especially:
    • When entering the facility and before leaving
    • Before entering and after leaving a resident's room
    • Before eating or assisting a resident with his/her meals
    • After going to the washroom or blowing your nose
  • If your hands are visibly soiled, you will need to wash with liquid soap and water
  • Get immunized against influenza every year
Responsibilities of Healthcare Institutions
The Health Protection and Promotion Act (HPPA) requires healthcare institutions like hospitals, long-term care home and retirement homes to report outbreaks to their local health authority.  The health authority for the City of Ottawa is Ottawa Public Health.  The most common outbreaks in institutions include gastroenteritis and respiratory infection outbreaks.  Gastroenteritis is an illness that generally causes symptoms of nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fever while a respiratory infection is an illness whose symptoms may include new or worsening cough, shortness of breath, runny nose, sore throat, fever/chills. 
Responsibilities of Ottawa Public Health (OPH)

Under the HPPA, OPH is required to investigate all reports of suspected and confirmed outbreaks.  OPH assist these institutions in implementing appropriate infection control measure to diminish the severity and length of any outbreak that they experience.  OPH also works with collaboratively with institutions to proactively prevent and control outbreaks and implement infection prevention and control best practices.

Should you have any questions, please contact the OPH Outbreak Reporting and Infection Prevention and Control Intake Line at 613-580-6744 ext. 26325.

 Institutional outbreak status report

 

Current Institutional Outbreak Status for January 21, 2019 at 3 PM

Facility Name

Floor

Date Active

Date Over

Pathogen

Crystal View Lodge

Facility Wide

2019-01-07

2019-01-18

Respiratory Infection Unspecified

The Perley Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre

Ottawa Two West

2019-01-04

2019-01-19

Respiratory Infection Unspecified

Amica at Bearbrook Court

Facility Wide

2019-01-07

 

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

Belcourt Manor

Fourth

2019-01-16

 

Respiratory Infection Unspecified

Bruyere Continuing Care Bruyere Residence - Rehab

Sixth

2019-01-14

 

Influenza A

Camilla Gardens

Facility Wide

2019-01-13

 

Gastroenteritis Unspecified

Centre D’Accueil Champlain

Fifth

2019-01-15

 

Gastroenteritis Unspecified

Cite Parkway

Third and Sixth

2019-01-06

 

Gastroenteritis Unspecified

Courtyards on Eagleson

Pod A, C, D

2019-01-01

 

Respiratory Infection Unspecified

Colonel By Retirement

Second

2019-01-07

 

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

Extendicare West End Villa

Facility Wide

2018-12-05

 

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

Extendicare Laurier Manor

Facility Wide

2019-01-03

 

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

Extendicare Medex

Facility Wide

2019-01-06

 

Influenza A & Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

Extendicare New Orchard Lodge

First

2019-01-18

 

Influenza A

Elmsmere Villa

Facility Wide

2019-01-17

 

Respiratory Infection Unspecified

Fairfield Manor

Facility Wide

2019-01-07

 

Influenza A & Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

Heritage Retirement Residence – Chartwell

Facilty Wide

2019-01-09

 

Norovirus

Oak Park Retirement

Second

2019-01-12

 

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

The Perley Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre

SBSU

2019-01-07

 

Norovirus

Revera Lynwood Park Retirement

Facility Wide

2018-12-31

 

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

Royal Ottawa Place

Second and Third

2019-01-10

 

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

St. Patricks Home

Cavan and Waterford

2019-01-08

 

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

Stirling Park Retirement Community

Facility Wide

2019-01-17

 

Gastroenteritis Unspecified

Unitarian House

First

2019-01-14

 

Respiratory Infection Unspecified

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