Community Hospital (CCH) has safely eased its essential visitor restrictions
from Full to Moderate as of June 3. Full Restrictions had been in place at CCH
since March 2021 to protect staff and patients from COVID-19.
critical care, surgical, ALC, rehab, mental health and gynecology inpatients
are now able to have upwards of 2 essential visitors or care partners during
their stay (only 1 is allowed to visit per day and only during one timeslot).
The limit of 1
visitor or care partner will be maintained for obstetrical and pediatric
inpatients but in and out privileges will now be granted for obstetrical
visitors. For pediatric patients, both parents can visit separately.
At this time,
only essential visitors or care partners who meet the criteria for exceptional
circumstances are allowed to accompany for Emergency Department visits and
outpatient visits such as day surgery and procedures, dialysis, chemotherapy,
diagnostic imaging, mental health visits, etc.
circumstances may include mental health considerations, parent or guardian of a
child or youth, cognitive impairment, mobility issues, or language and
number of individuals permitted to visit and the duration of visits may be
expanded for compassionate reasons, including palliative or end of life. Even
in these circumstances, the number of visitors permitted at the bedside at one
time may be restricted.
are required for visitations; please call 613-938-4240 ext. 4778 to book your
visitation appointment or for more information on meeting the criteria for
Department patient visitors are evaluated on a case by case basis with staff,
physicians and screeners to deem whether or not they meet the criteria for
exceptional or compassionate circumstances and can remain onsite.
an active, confirmed, or suspected case of COVID-19 are not allowed in-person
required to undergo a COVID-19 screening before entering the building and must
wear a medical-grade mask and gown (if applicable), which are provided during
visitation; public health guidelines also recommend wearing safety glasses (not
provided by the Hospital).
information on CCH visitation policies and restrictions, please visit www.cornwallhospital.ca/en/VisitingHours.
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