Visitor Guidelines - as of February 17, 2021
Now that Leeds, Greenville & Lanark are in the green zone we are able to adjust our visiting practices from the Lockdown measures implemented December 26, 2020.
Effective immediately, medical/surgical unit will be permitted to have one visitor per day for up to 60 minutes and not limited to their Next of Kin or POA. All other visitor guidelines remain the same.
Keeping patients, staff, and the community safe is our number one priority. We will continue to monitor the prevalence of COVID 19 in our region, along with directives and guidelines from Public Health and the Ministry of Health, and will adjust our plan as required.
Here are the specific guidelines:
INPATIENT MEDICAL/SURGICAL UNIT
Who Can Visit?
- Visiting hours will be from 1:00 to 4:00 pm and from 6:00 to 8:00 pm each day. Visitors will have pre-scheduled visit times.
- Each patient can have one visitor per day. Visits can last for up to 60 minutes.
- Only one visitor is allowed in a multi-patient room at a time.
- Visitors will enter through the main entrance at CPDMH where they will be screened.
- Every visitor must wash their hands before entering.
- Each visitor must go through active screening, wear a face mask, and observe physical distancing.
- Visitors can bring gifts with surfaces that can be wiped down and may also bring clean pyjamas or clothes for the patient they are visiting. Food, drinks, flowers/plants, stuffed animals and items that cannot be wiped down are not permitted.
- Following each visit, the nursing staff will wipe down the immediate area (chair, footboard of bed).
How Do I Book at Visit?
Please call 613-257-2200 ext. 219 to schedule a patient visit. Your call will be returned between 4 and 9 pm. The visit must be scheduled a day in advance.
OUTPATIENT UNITS - Emergency, OR, Ambulatory Care, Diagnostic Imaging, Physiotherapy
- No accompanying persons are allowed unless the patient requires support.
- Support persons will be asked to wait in the car during the appointment or visit.
Thank you for your support as we introduce these new guidelines and work together to keep everyone safe.
Keeping patients, staff, and the community safe is our number one priority. We will be carefully monitoring this process, along with directives and guidelines from Public Health and the Ministry of Health, and will adjust these guidelines as required.