SUDBURY, ON – Health Sciences North (HSN) is currently monitoring an outbreak of Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) on the 4th floor medical unit of the North Tower of the Ramsey Lake Health Centre. HSN has taken a number of measures to deal with this outbreak, including isolating the patients in question, heightened infection prevention and control surveillance, laboratory testing and enhanced environmental cleaning and disinfection. Additional measures may be required as the situation evolves.

There are no restrictions on visitors at this time. However, visitors are required to follow all infection control protocols including hand hygiene and the use of personal protection equipment such as gloves and gowns.