Influenza A Outbreak Declared at La Verendrye General Hospital Second Floor

February 15, 2024


Feb. 15, 2024


Influenza A Outbreak Declared at La Verendrye General Hospital


Riverside Health Care in conjunction with the Northwestern Health Unit has declared an Influenza A Outbreak at La Verendrye General Hospital.


This outbreak is isolated to the Second Floor Unit. Extra measures are also in place to prevent spread, including enhanced masking, reduced visitation and limited staff movement. Alternative arrangements for admission may also be required.


At this time, visitation is restricted to two individuals on the second floor. Riverside urges all visitors to conduct a self‐screening before entering our facilities. Individuals experiencing symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat, or other flu‐like symptoms are kindly asked not to visit unless they are seeking care. Masking is encouraged and are available upon entering any Riverside facility.


There are no limitations on services at this time.


Riverside continues to have our detailed safety procedures and infection prevention control practices in place, which are designed to ensure the health and safety of our staff, the community and those within our care.

The public is reminded to prevent getting and spreading infections by:

  • Washing hands often, for at least 15 seconds with soap and warm water or by using an alcohol- based hand sanitizer;
  • Maintaining good cough and sneeze etiquette, including sneezing/couching into a tissue, your sleeve or elbow;
  • Putting all used tissues in the garbage right away;
  • Avoiding touching your eyes, nose, or mouth; and
  • Staying at home if sick, to avoid spreading infections to others 

The Outbreak Management Team will continue to monitor the situation. The care and safety of our patients, their families and our team members are the top priority. We thank everyone for their understanding and diligence.


Henry Gauthier

President & Chief Executive Officer
Riverside Health Care


Julie Loveday

Executive Vice President, Clinical Services & CNE
Riverside Health Care