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Temporary Suspension of Patient Visitation

Posted Dec 28th, 2021 in News

As cases of COVID-19 increase in our hospitals and in the community, it is important we continue to evaluate our efforts to best protect our patients, families, staff and physicians. We appreciate the vital role that loved ones play in a patients recovery; however, at this time it is necessary for us to reduce traffic into the hospital, to best protect our patients and minimize the spread of COVID-19.

Effective December 29, 2021:
  • Patient visitation inside or outside of the hospital will not be permitted;
  • Exceptions will only be made for end of life patients and are subject to approval by the clinical team;
  • Any visitor granted a limited exception must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, provide proof of their enhanced vaccine certificate with QR code along and is only permitted at the patient’s bedside.

Any person granted a limited exception must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and will be required to show their enhanced vaccine certificate with QR code. This will be considered the only acceptable proof and must be shown with photo identification. Approved visitors can show either a printed or digital copy of their enhanced vaccine certificate. Download your enhanced vaccine certificate here: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/get-proof/ 

Hotel Dieu Shaver’s Patient Advisor’s will also be temporarily suspended at this time.

Surgical masks are mandatory at all times. Face shields are not permitted as a substitute for a mask.

As COVID-19 continues to rapidly change and evolve, Hotel Dieu Shaver will keep putting its best efforts forward to ensure that our patients, staff and physicians are as safe as possible.

To stay up-to-date with HDS' visitation guidelines and other changes, visit: https://www.hoteldieushaver.org/site/covid-19