Bayshore Broadcasting Corporation
News Centre

News Centre


Monday, July 6, 2020

Visitor Restrictions Relaxed At Some Local Hospitals

Grey Bruce | by Claire McCormack  

Grey Bruce Health Services is now allowing inpatients to have one person visit in hospital.

Grey Bruce Health Services is now allowing inpatients to have one person visit in hospital.  

Visitors had been restricted at all GBHS hospitals except in special circumstances since mid March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The hospital says in a media release, until further notice, inpatients are permitted to have one person to support them while in hospital.  

That person must be identified by the patient when they're admitted to hospital.

Visiting times in GBHS Owen Sound, Meaford, Wiarton, Lion's Head and Southampton Hospitals are daily from 3-5 pm, and in GBHS Markdale Hospital, from 11-4 pm daily.  

Visitors must call the Nursing Station prior to planning a visit as schedules may change.

Funding from the Grey Bruce Health Services' five hospital foundations, allowed for the purchase of 16 iPads so staff could help inpatients stay connected to their families.  Free wifi was also introduced in all GBHS hospitals.

The hospital group says a number of precautions are in place to ensure that the re-introduction of Family Presence is done safely.  

Everyone coming into hospital must wear a mask or face covering, and practice physical distancing.

Outpatients coming into hospital for pre-booked appointments are asked to come on their own to reduce traffic within the hospitals.

 

share this story



Bayshore Broadcasting Corporation
© 2020 Bayshore Broadcasting Corporation

Web Site by Websmart Inc