A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at DRHC.  

On July 27, the Dryden Regional Health Centre (DRHC) declared a COVID-19 outbreak at the facility in response to multiple patients testing positive.  

As per its Pandemic Plan, the hospital will begin to increase infection control protocols out of interest in protecting patients, their families and the staff.  

“We are taking every precaution to minimize the spread of COVID within our buildings and prioritize the health and safety of our patients and staff”, says Doreen Armstrong-Ross, President and Chief Executive Officer at Dryden Regional Health Centre.  

“DRHC continues to be a safe place for patients in the community to receive the care they need. However, patience and understanding is needed from our public with the necessary added precautions and infection controls measures required at this time.” 

During this outbreak, the hospital is limiting visitation to one Designated Essential Visitor (DEV). The DEV must be fully vaccinated, have no symptoms and don a face mask at all times. Visitors are not permitted to remove masks for any reason while on the premises. 

Additional measures will be taken such as testing for admitted patients and additional cleaning protocols for high-touch surfaces.  

DRHC does not expect any service disruptions as a result of the outbreak. Outpatient treatments and programs will continue as scheduled. If the situation changes and appointments must be rescheduled, patients will be contacted directly by the department.