The COVID-19 outbreak effective April 9, 2022, is now considered over.
“While the news that the outbreak cases have been resolved is welcomed, our hospital continues to see increasing hospitalizations for COVID patients, “said President & CEO Mike Baker. “As a result, we will retain our current temporary restrictions on Care Partner visitations and patient leaves and reassess removing some or all of those restrictions next Monday, May 2, 2022.”
Temiskaming Hospital is asking for the public’s cooperation with the following to help minimize the risk of transmission to and from patients, visitors and staff:
- All in-patient areas of the hospital are temporarily closed to visitors and Designated Care Partners for long-term care and acute care patients until further notice.
- Designated Care Partners are still allowed for palliative, obstetrical and pediatric patients.
- Care partners are also allowed to accompany outpatients who need support due to physical, intellectual, cognitive and emotional conditions or needing a substitute decision-maker while attending the hospital for appointments, tests, procedures or emergent care.
- Care partners will need to show proof of vaccination and identification prior to entering the facility.
- All Designated Care Partners must pass the screening questionnaire administered by the hospital’s Screening Agents prior to entering the hospital.
“I continue to urge the public to be kind and respectful of all our staff as we do everything we can, to protect you, your loved-ones and our staff.” concluded Baker.
The Timiskaming Health Unit is working with the Hospital in ensuring best practices are being followed during this time.
Temiskaming Hospital will continue to update the public on the outbreak.