Central Newfoundland Regional Health Centre returns to General Visitation

Central Health wishes to advise the public that the Central Newfoundland Regional Health Centre, in Grand Falls-Windsor, has returned to general visitation. Please note, individuals will be required to adhere to public health guidance to ensure the safety of patients/residents and staff.

  • Visits will be limited to two people at the same time. The patient/resident/family will coordinate the visiting times, ensuring that physical distancing requirements can be maintained by the visitors in the space available. When visiting a patients/resident in a multi-bed room, visitors are reminded that physical distancing is recommended as much as possible. As well, please keep in mind the comfort level of the other patients/residents of the room. When children 18 years and under are visiting, two adults may be present while the children are visiting the patient/resident.

  • Visitors are not limited to one visit a day.

  • Visitation is encouraged in a patient/resident’s room or outdoors. Physical distancing must be maintained if visitation takes place outside the room and inside the facility.

  • Each time you enter a health care facility, we ask that you limit visitation to one patient/resident. In extenuating circumstances visits with more than one patient/resident will be allowed (i.e. both parents in LTC).

  • All support persons/visitors must register upon arrival to the facility and be screened for COVID-19 prior to the visit.

  • Please note that a delay in screening upon entry may occur if there are a high number of visitors at the same time.

  • Please call your loved one’s facility to confirm times for visitation.

  • Palliative care visitations will be determined in collaboration with the family and care team.

  • If you have questions, please contact the care team to discuss visitation for your loved one.

  • Individuals who are required to self-isolate are permitted to provide support/visit only in the specific situations outlined in Section 3.1 Obstetrics and Section 5.1 End-of Life Visiting – All Facilities, and only in consultation with the clinical care team of the patient/resident.

Obstetrics

  • A support person can be an individual who is required to isolate, providing the individual is asymptomatic and abides by all infection prevention and control measures of the facility.

Emergency department services and scheduled outpatient appointments are not affected.


Individuals requiring information about their loved ones should phone the appropriate nursing unit.


Central Health would like to thank the public for their understanding and co-operation at this time.


-30-


Media contact:

Gayle St. Croix

Director, Communications and Government Relations

gayle.stcroix@centralhealth.nl.ca




316 views