Access To Hospitals To Be Restricted
Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare (MAHC) will begin restricting non-essential visitors to both hospitals commencing Tuesday, March 17th.
Exceptions for visiting include special situations including obstetrical patients and compassionate circumstances -palliative, and critical patients.
Terry Shields, Chief Financial Officer and acting CEO says “The COVID-19 situation changes every day and limiting visitors reduces risk to the most vulnerable entrusted to our care.”
MAHC has implemented enhanced screening protocols and infection prevention practices, including entrance monitors to complete preliminary screening of everyone entering the hospitals.
Shields warns that “There may be line-ups, so please be patient with the screening questions as we take this precautionary measure to ensure people clean their hands and wear masks when they are sick.”
The MAHC is awaiting approval from Ontario Health to open community assessment/treatment centres in the region – one in Bracebridge and one in Huntsville.
Stay up to date on the COVID-19 at www.mahc.ca/COVID-19/