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Visiting Guidelines During COVID-19

With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Woodstock Hospital implemented restricted visiting and limited entrances. This assists with the screening process and ongoing efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19. Visitor guidelines are updated based on Ministry guidance. Click here to learn more about our modified visiting guidelines due to COVID-19...

Visiting Guidelines During COVID-19

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Visitor guidelines are updated based on Ministry guidance.

Based on Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) recommendations, Woodstock Hospital has established the Family Presence Guidelines that align with the provincial COVID-19 Roadmap to Reopen for Ontario.

Please note, care partners are individuals who provide significant, unpaid, non-professional support to a person receiving care, support or services. The individual may also share an emotional bond with the person receiving care, support or services. Care partners are assessed and permitted to visit outside designated visiting hours based on discussion with the clinical care team. Visits must be scheduled and with names provided to the Pandemic Response Workers at the hospital’s main entrances. No more than one care partner permitted for a patient - two in exceptional circumstances.

Below are the latest visiting guidelines as of Monday, July 19, 2021. The following guidelines apply to care partners and permitted visitors:

Infection control measures:

- All care partners and permitted visitors will be screened at the Main Entrance

-Entrance screening will continue to occur using the most current screening tool

-Care partners and visitors who fail screening will NOT be permitted to visit; exception for the Emergency Department

-Care partners and visitors that answer “NO” to all screening questions but have a COVID swab pending completed for their employment, to visit a nursing or retirement home will be permitted

-Care partners and visitors will be provided with a mask, asked to perform hand hygiene and maintain physical distancing of at least 2 meters

-If a visitor is unable to wear a mask or a face shield, they will be permitted an outdoor visit with the patient at the front of the hospital must maintain physical distancing of at least 2 meters from patient; patient must wear a mask

-Care partner and visitor must also don hospital-provided eye protection, gown and gloves prior to entering a patient isolation room and, at the discretion of the primary nurse or Director, prior to providing direct patient care; nurses should provide additional direction regarding personal   protective equipment based on individual patient needs 

-Care partners and visitors must wear a mask at all times and refrain from eating or drinking in the patient room during their visit -exceptions on case by case basis at discretion of Director

-Care partners and visitors may only bring in food/beverages for the patient they are visiting; food may not be dropped off at the Main Entrance for patients except in special circumstances i.e. to meet dietary needs

-Care partners and visitors must remain in the patient room during the visit. Care partner and visitors ARE permitted to Tim Hortons prior to or following a patient visit

M200, M300, 2100, 2200, 2300, 2500, CCU and MCWH (NOT including labour and delivery or postpartum patients:

-Inpatient visiting hours will be 2:00pm-8:00pm

-Visitors do not have in and out privileges – once a visitor leaves, they will not permitted to visit again that day

-No more than four (4) designated visitor(s) for each patient – two (2) visitors are permitted per day and may visit at the same time

-No more than one (1) care partner visiting at a time

-NO VISITORS are permitted for patients on M200 except with Charge Nurse or Director approval

-NO VISITORS are permitted for all admitted patients who require surgery until the COVID-19 swab has been confirmed as negative AND surgery has been completed

-Visitors under the age of 16 are not permitted except on a case by case basis at the discretion of the Director; permitted visitors under 16 are to be accompanied by an adult

L500

-Visiting hours will be 2:30pm-4:30pm and 6:00pm-8:00pm

-Visitors do not have in and out privileges – once a visitor leaves, they will not permitted to visit again that day

-No more than four (4) designated visitor(s) for each patient – two (2) visitors are permitted per day and may visit at the same time

-Visitors under the age of 16 are not permitted except on a case by case basis at the discretion of the Director; permitted visitors under 16 are to be accompanied by an adult

MCWH Labour & Delivery and Post-Partum Patients

-Partner/support person for moms in labour must wait outside the hospital until notified by MCWH that they are permitted to enter; Partner/support person must pass screening

-Partner/support person will be given a blue wristband that will permit them in and out privileges from the hospital; no other visitors for MCWH are permitted. Partners are to limit contact with others when outside the organization. Upon re-entry, the partner/support person is to show screeners the blue wristband and must be re-screened – the partner/support person must pass screening for re-entry

-Confirmed positive COVID-19 patients will have exceptions and restrictions reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the Director, Charge Nurse or delegate.

-If a patient is admitted before COVID Asymptomatic Screen test results are available, the patient and support person (providing they pass entrance screening) will be placed in isolation until COVID-19 test has resulted as negative. During the test-pending period, both the patient and support person/partner are to remain in the patients room and must perform hand hygiene and wear a mask if leaving the room

Surgical Services

-Surgical patients may have one visitor accompany them to the waiting area outside of Daycare

-Once the patient is called to enter Daycare, the visitor will provide contact information and leave the hospital

-They will be called to return when the patient is ready for discharge and are permitted up to the waiting area to take the patient home

-Patients requiring assistance (i.e. interpreter) or under the age of 12 will be permitted to have the visitor/parent/guardian in Daycare

-Once the patient leaves for the OR, the visitor/parent/guardian will provide contact information and leave the surgical area

-They may wait in the cafeteria or outside the building and will be called when they can return to Daycare to assist with patient discharge

Emergency Department

-All patients and visitors will be screened in the ED

-One visitor will be permitted to attend and remain with the patient for the duration of their stay in the ED

-If waiting room capacity is reached, visitor(s) may be asked to wait outside of the hospital until the patient is called into the ED

-PLEASE NOTE: Visitors who fail their screening will be reviewed on a case by case basis by the Triage/Charge Nurse or ED physician for permission to remain with the patient

-All visitors allowed in the ED must remain in the patient room and will not have in and out privileges

-All visitors will be provided with a face mask and are to wear it properly at all times while in the ED

Outpatient Services

-Patients will be permitted one visitor to accompany them to their outpatient appointment

Diagnostic Imaging

-Partner/support person permitted to attend OB ultrasounds

-All other visitors for DI will be determined by the PRWs at the time of screening and will be permitted entry if the patient requires assistance for mobility and/or changing clothes

-If a patient has an outpatient appointment and DI appointment on the same day and the visitor is not required to assist the patient with mobility and/or changing clothes, the visitor must remain in the main waiting area while the patient proceeds to their DI appointment

-Children are not permitted to accompany patient to the appointment





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