March 3, 2022
Central Health is pleased to advise that effective Friday, March 4, 2022, each patient or resident at hospitals, long term care homes and health centers can now have two visitors at a time. Patients/residents can have multiple visitors/support persons, but only two can visit at the same time.
Please note that this change also applies to:
Patients in ICU
Palliative care and end-of-life visitation will be made in collaboration with families and the care team.
The following visitation guidance remains in place:
All visitors are required to wear a mask for the duration of their visit. If you are sick or have COVID-19 symptoms, please arrange a virtual visit.
Where a resident or patient requires additional support or assistance including providing assistance with feeding, mobility, personal care, communication assistance or assistance with significant behavioral symptoms, the support person shall visit at any time. This is determined in consultation with the clinical care team.
Visitation may be limited in areas of outbreak. Families will be advised in the event visitation is restricted.
Please click here to see the complete guidance, as outlined by the Department of Health and Community Services.
For those unable to visit in person at this time, please consider virtual visitation as an alternate way to connect with loved ones during these visitor restrictions. To arrange for a virtual visit, please discuss your request with the care team.
Central Health understands the impact visitor restrictions may have on families and residents/patients. Individuals with questions may contact their loved one’s health care team.
These precautions are in place to protect those who are most vulnerable. Central Health would like to thank the public for their understanding and co-operation at this time.
Gayle St. Croix
Director, Communications and Government Relations