Visitors and Volunteers Restricted for Hospital and Long-Term Care


The Deep River and District Hospital (DRDH) continues to actively respond to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic and is taking all precautionary measures recommended by Public Health. To proactively protect individuals from contracting or spreading COVID-19, the Chief Medical Officer of Health for Ontario has provided direction to restrict all but essential visitors from vulnerable populations. As such, visitors and volunteers are not permitted at the Deep River and District Hospital and the Four Seasons Lodge Long-Term Care Home at this time.

If a resident or patient becomes very ill or requires end-of-life care, arrangements will be made for visiting on a case by case basis. This is an extreme measure; however, these are unprecedented times. Deep River and District Hospital and Four Seasons Lodge patients and residents remain unaffected by the virus, and this measure is precautionary in order to ensure that our residents, patients and staff remain healthy.

All individuals entering the building must to do so through the Emergency Department entrance. Risk screening for COVID-19 will be in place for each individual prior to entering the organization. Those who ‘fail’ the screening process will not be permitted to enter. If you are seeking emergency care, only one person may accompany each patient.

If you suspect you have symptoms of COVID-19 (which include fever, cough, and shortness of breath), please stay home, isolate yourself from others, and contact the Renfrew County and District Health Unit at 613-735-8654, extension 577. The Deep River and District Hospital cannot perform any testing for COVID-19 on site.

For the latest information and updates, please visit the Renfrew County and District Health Unit website by clicking here.