3A VRE Outbreak Declared Over

As of May 31, 2024, Algoma Public Health (APH) has declared the VRE – Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus outbreak over on Unit 3A at SAH.  Visitor restrictions have been lifted on 3A.


Units 3B and 3C remain in a VRE outbreak, and visitor restrictions remain in place.

Visiting Guidelines:
• Visiting hours will be between 8:30 am – 8:30 pm daily (Exceptions may be made)
• There will be one visitor or one essential caregiver allowed to visit the patient at a time
• Visitors will not be allowed to visit multiple patients on the unit at one time
• All visitors must adhere to the personal protective equipment guidelines directed by staff
• Families will need to coordinate visits to ensure only one visitor is present at the patient’s bedside
• Visitors’ eating and drinking in the patient rooms is not allowed
• Visitors who demonstrate disruptive behaviour will be limited in their ability to visit

Exceptions will be made if a visitor provides support for a vulnerable patient (under the age of 18, with cognitive impairment, significant developmental and/or intellectual disability, or inability to communicate effectively) or if a patient is at the end of life.

SAH is committed to supporting our patients and their families during this time. If you have a loved one in the hospital, please reach out to the respective nursing station. Our team will facilitate regular check-ins or phone calls to help you stay connected.

The latest visitor information for SAH is available at SAH Visitor Guidance – https://sah.on.ca/visitors/