Staff with the Dryden Regional Health Centre are continuing to remind the public that visitor restrictions and COVID-19 safety measures will remain in place until further notice.

General visitors will not be permitted in any hospital setting, as only essential visitors will be allowed to visit. An essential visitor can visit once per day, during an agreed upon block of time. No visitors will be able to visit with any positive COVID-19 patients.

However, essential visitors are only allowed for paediatric/youth patients, palliative care patients, maternity/postpartum patients, those undergoing emergency surgery or any patient with a hospital stay of longer than 5 days.

Patients who are palliative, and for whom end-of-life is imminent, may be visited by two visitors at a time, but one of them must be identified as an essential visitor.

The safety of our patients and staff is our utmost priority,” wrote DRHC staff, in a social media post.

“Diligently restricting access to the DRHC is one of the ways we can protect our vulnerable patients and our staff from the spread of COVID-19.”

All visitors will have to successfully-pass screening at the main entrance, and will be required to wear a mask at all times. Visits will also be restricted to the patient room only.

Anyone with questions or concerns about their upcoming appointments are asked to call the appropriate department for information. If you're experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, you're asked to contact your local assessment centre immediately.

For more information:
COVID-19 measures still in place at Dryden Hospital
DRHC to allow palliative care visits