The Times-Colonist reports that three rooms in Victoria General Hospital’s pediatrics unit were “sealed off” for bed bug treatment last week. Bed bugs were found in three separate $3000 sleeper chairs. Though the article notes they were slated for replacement anyway, that really is a large price tag.
“It’s unknown how [the bed bugs] got into the pediatric area, but typically they are carried on clothing and bedding,” said [Vancouver Island Health Authority spokeswoman Michelle] Stewart.
The pediatric unit will continue to function and see patients while fumigation in the sealed rooms is underway, she said.