COVID-19 at HGMH

Posted on Saturday March 14, 2020

Updated: April 1, 2020 at 15:47

If you are concerned about possible exposure to COVID-19 please contact Telehealth Ontario (1-866-797-0000) or the Eastern Ontario Health Unit (1-800-267-7120).

You can also this self-assessment to help determine how to seek further care.

If you wish to be screened for COVID-19, please proceed to your local screening centre.

Visitors who are not feeling ill are still permitted at this time. However, please note that the only access into the hospital will be the Emergency Department entrance. All patients and visitors will be screened by a staff member at the entrance before being permitted to enter the hospital. The hospital is continually updating screening criteria as new information becomes available.

Please note that the following non-essential activities have been temporarily suspended:

  • All pool programs
  • Outpatient physiotherapy
  • Bone densitometry testing
  • Pulmonary function testing
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Cardiac rehabilitation

Visitation on the Inpatient Unit:

To combat the spread of COVID-19 we are now limiting visitors to only essential visitors - those who have a family member who is palliative or requiring education to support a safe discharge. These exempted visitors will require pre-screening prior to entry. During this time, families will be asked to care from a distance through phone calls and/or checking in with nursing staff once per day.

Visitation in ER: 

Patients in the ER may have one visitor with them if deemed appropriate by the charge RN. This would include pediatric patients or those who may need assistance providing clinicians with relevant medical histories. All visitors to ER will still require pre-screening prior to entry.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to care for our patients and the broader community.

How You Can Help:

We have created a list of activities that people in our community who wish to lend a hand.

For More Information:

If you have questions related to COVID-19, including whether or not you should go to the Emergency Department, we encourage you to seek information from trusted sources, specifically the links below:

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