General Visiting on Hold for Hospital and Long-Term Care


With the local and regional situation changing rapidly due to the spread of the Omicron variant, the Deep River and District Hospital and the Four Seasons Lodge Long-Term Care Home are further enhancing visitor restrictions to protect patients, residents, staff and our community.


Working with our Hospital partners and in conjunction with Renfrew County District Health Unit and Ministry of Long-Term Care direction, all visiting, including Caregivers/Partners for hospital inpatients, will be on hold effective today, Wednesday, December 29, at 8:00 PM.


Accompaniment for Emergency Department patients or for outpatient appointments remains restricted at the Deep River and District Hospital, with only those parents of children or those requiring assistance during their visit being permitted.


For patients or residents receiving end-of-life care, visitors will be determined on a case-by-case basis.


Following Ministry of Long-Term Care direction, residents may designate two (2) Essential Caregivers/Partners. All Long-Term Care Essential Caregivers/Partners must show proof of at least a first dose of vaccination by December 20, 2021, and full vaccination by February 21, 2022. Effective January 4, 2022, all Long-Term Care Essential Caregivers/Partners will be required to show their vaccination QR code at the screening desk prior to entry.


These enhanced safety measures will remain in effect until further notice, with the goal to minimize spread of the Omicron variant for the safety of staff, patients, residents and our community. Further restrictions may be put in place based upon public health guidance or changes in the local situation. Thank you to our community, patients and family partners for their support and understanding during these uncertain times.