The stroke/medicine unit is a mixed population unit that serves clients who have experienced an acute stroke or have an acute medical condition.
It is the goal of the interdisciplinary team to offer patient-centred care that adheres to care best practices in stroke and medicine. On admission to the unit, the care team will facilitate assessment, diagnosis and development of an individualized treatment plan.
Patients admitted to the hospital with a diagnosis of stroke are transferred to 3East including those at both Markham and Uxbridge sites.
The interdisciplinary team on 3East consists of physicians, physician assistants, nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, therapy assistants, speech language pathologist, social workers, patient flow coordinator, and LHIN home and community care coordinator and pharmacists.
The hospital has declared an outbreak of vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) on our 3E Medicine/Stroke Unit. Therefore, we have implemented control measures that must be followed during this time. Visitors are not at risk if control measures are followed. The control measures are as follows:
- All visitors must check in at the nursing station on arrival
- Visitors are to be limited to two per patient at a time
- All visitors must utilize the hand sanitizer solutions upon entrance and exit of the nursing unit and any rooms
- If you are visiting a patient in isolation, you must follow the directions posted on the patient’s door to maintain the safety of yourself and the patient you are visiting. Please check in with the nursing station for guidance.
- Visitors are asked to only visit their loved one and to keep the length of their visit as brief as possible
- Any children visiting the unit must be under the supervision of an adult at all times and must also adhere to all control measures. Please try to limit any unnecessary children visitors.
For more information on vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE).