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.
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.
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.