Nova Scotia

Halifax VG hospital cleans up bed bugs in dialysis unit room

A single room in the dialysis unit at Halifax's Victoria General Hospital site had to be cleaned for bed bugs this week.

Nova Scotia Health Authority says the room was thoroughly cleaned.

A pest control company was called in to get rid of bed bugs from a dialysis room at the VG in Halifax this week.

A single room in the dialysis unit at Halifax's Victoria General Hospital site had to be cleaned for bed bugs this week.

John Gillis, a spokesperson for the Nova Scotia Health Authority says a report was received over the weekend that a single room was affected. 

"So our housekeeping staff responded to clean it up. We have protocols for how to manage that situation which also involves bringing in an external pest control company," he said.

Gillis says the room was thoroughly cleaned and the company returned on Thursday afternoon to confirm that there were no traces of bed bugs left in the room or the unit.

Gillis couldn't say how often bed bugs are a problem at the hospital.

"I don't often hear of it but they travel with people so, people are coming in and out of the hospital all the time," he said.

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