May 15: Update on Rosslyn Retirement Residence

This article contains a press release from the City of Hamilton regarding a COVID-19 outbreak at the Rosslyn Retirement Residence.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

The City of Hamilton updated the community on the current situation at Rosslyn Retirement Residence, where a COVID-19 outbreak was declared on May 10.

For more details, please continue reading below…

Update on Rosslyn Retirement Residence

The full City of Hamilton press release can be found here.

HAMILTON, ON – On May 10, 2020 Hamilton Public Health Services declared an outbreak of COVID-19 at the Rosslyn Retirement Home in Hamilton.

Based on an increase in the number of positive cases in recent days and significant staffing challenges, six staff and one physician from St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton (SJHH) and Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) have been deployed to the facility to assess patients’ health conditions and facilitate the safe transfer of patients to hospital, as required. Patient transfers began at 4:45 pm today.  The patients will go to SJHH’s Charlton site and HHS’ Hamilton General Hospital site.  Transfers are expected to take about six hours. Families are being notified of the situation.

As of 4:30 pm today:

  • 49 residents confirmed COVID-19 positive
  • 13 staff confirmed COVID-19 positive
  • 8 people hospitalized (prior to decanting)
  • one death

There are 16 pending results and we are still processing positive results.  Further updates will be provided as the situation evolves.

Questions or concerns?

If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact our office here.