Trillium Health Partners announces visiting changes in response to COVID-19

 

Trillium Health Partners announced on Sunday new changes to their visiting guidelines and enhanced screening as the COVID-19 situation continues to develop.

Starting Monday, March 16, patients will be only be allowed one visitor, and visitors will be screened — anyone determined to be at risk of potential COVID-19 infection will be asked to return home and contact Public Health.

Exceptions to this policy may be made in certain scenarios, such end-of-life situations.

“The top priority of Trillium Health Partners (THP) continues to be the safety of our people, patients and community,” the hospital said in a statement.

“We recognize these changes may disrupt normal routines and that they will have an impact on staff, professional staff, volunteers and learners, patients and families, but we are confident that these are necessary steps to prevent the spread of infection.”

Patients and visitors are also being asked to enter through designated entrances at each facility, which will be staffed by screeners who will conduct a short verbal health assessment survey:

  • Queensway Health Centre: Urgent Care Centre Entrance
  • Mississauga Hospital: Main Entrance, Emergency Department Entrance and Fracture Clinic Entrance (located beside the Emergency Department Entrance)
  • Credit Valley Hospital: Emergency Department Entrance and the Carlo Fidani Regional Cancer Centre Entrance

For all up to date information, visit trilliumhealthpartners.ca or @THP_hospital on Twitter.

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