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This week's reflection

Rain is grace; rain is the sky descending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life.

John Updike

Information regarding hepatitis A case in Edmonton area

March 22, 2018

We have confirmed a case of hepatitis A in a food handler working at the Grey Nuns Community Hospital (1100 Youville Drive NW) cafeteria.

Patients, visitors and staff may have been exposed to hepatitis A if they:

  • Consumed food from the cafeteria between February 26 - March 10, 2018 or between March 13 - 18, 2018
  • Were inpatients who ate food delivered to their rooms on February 26 and 27, 2018 or March 1, 3, 4, 7 and 15, 2018

If you feel you may have been exposed, please contact Health Link (811) for assessment of exposure date and risk.

We are working closely with AHS to support our patients and our staff, physicians and volunteers at the Grey Nuns Community Hospital to address their concerns and respond to this situation. We have an action plan for the site and are committed to the ongoing health and safety of our workplace and our care environment.

There is no ongoing risk of the infection associated with the cafeteria. It has been cleaned, inspected and approved as a safe to operate by AHS Environmental Public Health inspectors.

Further information on hepatitis A can be found at MyHealth.Alberta.ca.

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