COVID-19 Outbreak Declared on Deep River & District Hospital's Inpatient Unit


This afternoon, under the guidance of the Renfrew County and District Health Unit (RCDHU), a COVID-19 outbreak was declared on the Deep River & District Hospital’s Inpatient Unit.  


There is currently confirmation of two patient cases associated with the outbreak and no confirmed staff cases at this time. Due to the outbreak, visitor access to the Inpatient Unit has been paused, except for designated Essential Caregivers. Visitors of end-of-life patients will be determined on a case-by-case basis.


In partnership with the RCDHU, the Deep River & District Hospital team has implemented the necessary outbreak protocols to protect the health and safety of patients, residents, and staff. These include:


  • Contact tracing and testing
  • Isolation protocols
  • Enhanced cleaning of high-touch areas
  • Increased PPE measures for staff

The outbreak has not impacted access to the Emergency Department, Diagnostic Imaging, Laboratory, any outpatient clinics, the North Renfrew Family Health Team, or the Four Seasons Lodge Long-Term Care Home.


During the temporary pause to visitor access, family and friends can stay connected with patients on the Inpatient Unit through video chats and telephone calls. If you are looking to connect with a patient on the Inpatient Unit, please contact our Nursing Team.


The organization will continue to work with the RCDHU to track and monitor any cases of COVID-19 and will continue with precautions to limit the spread of illness until the outbreak is declared over.


Thank you to everyone for your cooperation in helping to keep our patients, residents, and staff free from illness.