On January 4, 2022 the Province of Ontario reactivated Directive #2, which directs Hospitals to ramp down non-emergent and non-urgent services as of midnight on January 5, 2022. Following this direction, the following service adjustments have been made to Diagnostic Imaging and Laboratory services at the Deep River and District Hospital:
- The Diagnostic Imaging Department will only be doing emergent and urgent out- patient X-Rays and ultrasounds by appointment Monday – Friday. Family Doctors or Nurse Practitioners will fax requisitions to the Diagnostic Imaging Department, who will then call patients to schedule an appointment.
- Mammography Services are currently on hold.
- The Laboratory will only be completing blood tests by appointment on Monday - Friday, between the hours of 7:30 am and 12:00 pm. Family Doctors or Nurse Practitioners will fax requisitions to the Laboratory Department, who will then call patients to schedule an appointment.
All patients coming to the organization will need to enter through the Main Entrance and screening station.
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. Thank you to our community, patients and family partners for their support and understanding during these uncertain times.