Visiting During the Pandemic

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Effective June 30th, 2022, patients being admitted to the hospital no longer have to schedule or identify visitors and essential care partners. Visitors are welcome between the hours of 8am and 8pm so long as it is not disruptive to other patients. 

  • Medical masks must be worn while visiting. 
  • The number of people welcomed at the bedside at any one time will be determined in collaboration with the patient, family, and inter-professional team. In situations where there are shared rooms, this negotiation will include the other patients and their family. To ensure safety, considerations will also be given to the physical limitations of the space.
  • Alternative guests (e.g.: pets and/or animal assistant therapy) must be pre-arranged following the HGMH Pet Visitation Policy.
  • There may be interruptions to family and guest presence to protect the privacy rights of other patients or to maintain the safety, health of patients and the security of patients and staff.
  • Anyone coming to HGMH should conduct self-screening for COVID-19 symptoms before arriving and should stay home if they are feeling unwell, unless they require emergency care.
  • Visitors under the age of 14 must be supervised by a visiting adult at all times
  • Visitor restrictions may be put in place during outbreaks to prevent illness from spreading.

Family and loved ones play an essential role in the emotional, physical and mental well-being of our patients. We continue to work to support visitation appropriate to the ongoing pandemic situation in our region. We have regularly revisited our visitation guidelines and adjusted them to reflect the current evidence around COVID-19 transmission, Public Health recommendations and internal infection control risks.

We ask that you please respect these visiting guidelines, as they have our patient's best interests in mind.

 

 

 

 

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Hôpital Glengarry Memorial Hospital
20260 County Road 43
Alexandria, Ontario K0C 1A0

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