The Saint-Eustache Hospital opens a protected area for COVID-19 patients

The Laurentian Integrated Health and Social Services Center (CISSS) confirms the opening of a new hot zone at the Saint-Eustache Hospital. A total of 14 beds are available there in a protected unit to admit people with COVID-19 and who require hospital care.

For its part, the Saint-Jérôme Regional Hospital maintains the availability of its beds for the admission of people positive for COVID-19 and remains the designated environment for cases requiring intensive care.

The new hot zone at Saint-Eustache Hospital was created with great concern for the prevention and control of infections. Thus, the area is well defined inside the facility, which allows other care units to continue the services offered to the population in complete safety.

Mrs. Rosemonde Landry, President and CEO of the CISSS des Laurentides, welcomes the mobilization of the teams who worked on the opening of this new hot zone: “The establishment of this protected zone was carried out over the past few days, ‘first of all with a view to preparing ourselves when needed. Thanks to this preventive work carried out by our teams, we are now able to respond to an increase in hospitalizations linked to COVID-19, ”she explained, indicating that they are working hard to plan for rapidly changing needs during the pandemic.

The addition of this hospitalization zone for people infected with COVID-19 at the Saint-Eustache Hospital leads to 36 the number of beds dedicated to the pandemic in the Laurentians region. In addition, the CISSS des Laurentides is continuing its reflection on the possibility of reopening additional hospital beds if the needs in this area continue to increase.