Important Message to Patients about ParaMed Flex Clinics in London, Ontario
During recent inspections in London, Ontario, the Middlesex-London Health Unit identified a lapse in certain infection prevention and control practices at three ParaMed Flex Clinics in London. Specifically, certain medical instruments used in wound care were not sterilized between each use to the standard that is required.
As a result, patients who received wound care at London ParaMed Flex Clinics between 2008 and July 27, 2018 may be at risk of a blood-borne infection.
While the problem was identified in three of ParaMed’s four clinics in London, as a precautionary measure, ParaMed will be advising impacted patients at all four clinics of this lapse and blood testing procedures by registered mail. Note that the risk is deemed very low and no blood-borne infections have been diagnosed and linked to the ParaMed Flex Clinics.
ParaMed’s clinics are located at 124 Barker Street, 148 Fullarton Street (Talbot Centre), 785 Wonderland Road South (Westmount Mall), and 1340 Huron Street (Kensington Village Long-Term Care Home).
Should you have any questions or concerns related to this matter, further information can be found on the Middlesex-London Health Unit’s website at www.healthunit.com/ipac-lapse-paramed. Patients can also call ParaMed directly at 1-888-746-5511 for further information.