MAHC Eases Restrictions for Essential Visitors

MAHC Eases Restrictions for Essential Visitors

Posted: 2020-07-27 15:57:19 By: Richard

Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare is easing visitor restrictions, saying that as the hospital slowly resumes activities and the local rate of community transmission of COVID-19 remains low, they are reintroducing essential visitation for inpatients by their Designated Care Partner during visiting hours.

Eligible inpatients will be able to select one Designated Care Partner to visit them who remains the same for the duration of their hospital stay.

All inpatient Designated Care Partners must:

  • pass COVID-19 screening at the entrance and leave a telephone number for potential contact tracing.
  • wear a mask and visitor identifier sticker for the entire visit;
  • practice hospital hand hygiene protocols, and maintain two metres distance at all times

Designated Care Partners will be permitted to leave and return to the hospital only once during the visit, per day. All visiting guidelines are available on the MAHC website and include greater exceptions for critically ill and/or palliative patients.