COVID-19 GGH Update June 1

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Starting with the positive

Reporting on COVID-19 activity in staff and patients

Total number of staff tested to date292
Total number of staff with a negative test result to date258
Current number of staff with a positive test 1
Number of staff results pending4
Number of staff who tested positive and are now recovered29
Total number of staff with a positive test result to date30
Number of current in-patients who have tested positive2

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Focusing limited scrub supply on where it’s most needed
As many of you are already aware, the province has had a shortage of scrubs since COVID-19 hit. GGH was not immune to this. We do not know how long the shortage will last and as a result, a sign-in/out system was implemented to allow us to better track the usage of our scrub supply. After much consideration, some areas of the hospital that historically had access to scrubs will temporarily no longer have them available. This measure is being applied in an effort to maintain and ramp up our operations. This change takes effect Monday, June 8, and will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.

  • Sign in/out process remains the same
  • Staff from areas no longer receiving scrubs will no longer have their name on the sign-out list
  • Staff not normally issued scrubs but requiring a change of clothes due to accidental soiling while on shift can get scrubs from the screening station in the main lobby 0600-2030 and in the ED from 2030-0630. Staff will be required to sign the change list.

Please see the detailed policy for further details.

Thank you all for your efforts to conserve and return scrubs. We have recovered nearly half of the 8,000 pieces that went missing.

Staff Support

Crucial Conversations COVID-19 “How Do I Say That?” Series

Building successful relationships at work often comes down to what you say, and how you say it. We know that sometimes finding the right words isn’t always easy. Especially now, when life feels even more stressful and uncertain, knowing what to say and how to say it can be the difference between health and sickness, happiness and sorrow, and success and failure. Whether it be speaking with a colleague about staying physically distant, setting expectations for a face-to-face meeting, or talking to your older parents about staying safe. The key is learning and applying the right skills. Review these videos (on Intranet only) for hints and tips you can apply to any conversation.

If you need any support, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Jo-Anne in OD – x2363

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