Hospitals Take Steps To Protect Health Of Patients And Staff
Natalie Bubela, CEO of Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare says this has been a difficult, unprecedented, and extraordinary time for everyone, and is assuring residents that both their hospital sites have measures in place to protect the health of their patients, staff, and physicians.
The MAHC has initiated an emergency response to the pandemic which includes daily command team meetings to ensure they are up to date on public health recommendations and Ministry of Health directives.
The MAHC will be screening everyone who enters the hospitals for travel history and symptoms of illness as well as limiting all visitors, with the exception of visits for compassionate reasons, including palliative circumstances.
Bubela says they are postponing non-urgent, elective surgeries. Affected patients are being contacted directly and will be rebooked as soon as it is safe to do so.
The MAHC is also enhancing infection prevention and control protocols to protect staff and patients.
Bubela emphasized that patients will continue to receive high-quality, safe, and compassionate care by our providers who are working hard to make their experience the best it can be during these challenging times.