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.
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.
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:
tracing and testing
cleaning of high-touch areas
PPE measures for staff
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.
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.
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.
you to everyone for your cooperation in helping to keep our patients,
residents, and staff free from illness.