Temiskaming Hospital (TH) is actively monitoring the status of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Canada.
President & CEO Mike Baker sits down with CTV News Northern Ontario's Tony Ryma to discuss how Temiskaming Hospital is preparing for COVID-19
Information for Hospital Visitors
The health and safety of our patients, physicians and staff is our top priority at Temiskaming Hospital. Following the directives from the Ministry of Health (MOH), Temiskaming Hospital has put in place visitor restrictions at our hospital.
No visitors are allowed at Temiskaming Hospital until further notice. The only exceptions are essential visitors.
Our Emergency Department remains open.
All entrances, except for the Main Entrance, remain closed during this time. Emergency Department patients, patients with scheduled appointments and essential visitors must enter at the Main Entrance where they will be screened for symptoms before entering the building. Essential visitors who do not meet the screening criteria will not be permitted to enter the building.
Virtual Visitation Program
We understand these restrictions can be very difficult for our patients and their families. On March 26th, 2020, Temiskaming Hospital implemented a Virtual Visitation Program. Assigned staff members are available to facilitate virtual visits between patients and families during this time. Family members of patients may call 705-647-1088 extension 2129 to request a visit.
Please visit our Facebook page for more updates https://www.facebook.com/temhospital/
ATTENTION VISITORS: If you feel unwell (cough, fever, breathing difficulties), please do not visit.
Help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses to others by:
- Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based sanitizer (greater than 60% alcohol), if soap and water are not available.
- Avoid contact with others until your symptoms subside and/or you have been evaluated by a physician.
- Cover your mouth and nose if you cough and/or sneeze into your sleeve.
- Avoid travel while sick.
TH is adhering to best practice guidelines set by the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Ontario Ministry of Health for the assessment and management of COVID-19.
Information for Patients
If you have a clinic appointment, test or other procedure scheduled, and have any of the following symptoms, please call your clinic to see if you should still come to the hospital. It is important to let your health care team know about any recent travel.
Symptoms to watch for:
- Shortness of breath
- Full-body rash
Feeling unwell and not sure if you should be tested for COVID-19?
- A COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool has been posted to the Ontario Government site. If you suspect you have COVID-19, you can use this online tool to determine if and how you should seek further care.
- Call Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000
- Consult your family physician or nurse practitioner
- Call Timiskaming Health Unit at 705-647-4305 or 1-866-747-4305
- Call the COVID-19 Regional Assessment Centre at 705-648-1844
- If you need immediate medical assistance, please call 911, and tell first responders about your symptoms and any recent travel, so that appropriate precautions can be put in place
Trusted and Reliable Resources
Up-to-date information about COVID-19 is available on the following websites:
- 2019-novel-coronavirus Ontario Information
- Public Health Ontario Coronavirus Information
- MOH Coronavirus Guidance Documents
- Canadian Case Counts
- World Health Organization Case Counts & Reports
- Travel Advisories
If you feel overwhelmed, we have support within our community:
Timiskaming Crisis Response System, 1-888-665-8888, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week;
Regional Warm Line, 1-866-856-9276, 6 pm to 12 am, 7 nights a week; and
Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868.
Community Champions Wall
We have received an outpouring of support from community members and local businesses who have offered to help Temiskaming Hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic. We have put together a Community Champions Wall which we will update on a regular basis. On behalf of our staff, professional staff and Temiskaming Hospital Board of Directors, thank you to: