Northern Health Region – Guidelines for Acute Care Visitation

What Do You Need to Know:

  • One designated person can be identified to visit
    • If a patient’s length of stay reaches 14 days AND discharge is unlikely to occur in the next 72 hours, two designated people can be identified to visit and will be allowed to visit (one at a time) for the remainder of the patient’s stay in the hospital
  • No visitors under the age of 14 permitted
  • Maximum length of time for visiting is 2 hours
  • 1 visit per day is permitted
  • No re-entry will be allowed once the visitor leaves the facility, the visit is concluded for that day
  • Visitors are required to report directly to the nursing station on the unit they are visiting. Visitors must remain on the unit and are not permitted anywhere else in the facility
  • Screening of all visitors will occur upon entry to facility, assessment for symptoms or known exposure to COVID-19, no travel for the last 14 days outside Manitoba or contact with someone who has travelled, any person with cold/flu or other COVID-19 symptoms will not be permitted to visit
  • All visitors name and contact information will be collected, this information will be retained solely for the purpose of Public Health contact tracing should a COVID-19 case investigation be required within a unit
  • All visitors must comply with Infection Prevention and Control measures. This includes strict hand hygiene and maintaining physical distancing (6 feet/2 meters apart) at all times
  • Wearing of a non-medical mask during visits is not required, but is encouraged
  • Food may be brought in a wipeable container and container must be taken home at end of visit. No food will be allowed to be stored in the unit refrigerator
  • Newspapers, cards and books are allowed if dedicated to one patient (i.e., single patient use). All items delivered, such as toys, electronic games, plants, and flowers, must be dedicated to the intended patient only. Appropriate cleaning and disinfecting of items is required
  • Visiting hours are daily from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm.  The end of visiting hours will be announced on the overhead paging system in the facility.  All visitors are required to leave the facility at this time. Visitors should plan accordingly as late visitors cannot be accommodated.

The violation of these rules may jeopardize opportunities for future visits

Outdoor visits are not permitted at this time, due to the risk to patients and to the facility associated with unknown nature of contacts, exposure and other required safety measures

Protecting the health and well-being of your loved ones and staff remains one of our top priorities. Regular assessment by public health officials of the impact and evaluation of the need for adjusted visitor restrictions will continue as developments evolve.  Once again, thank you for your cooperation and understanding as we take every measure to protect you, your loved ones and our staff.

 

Northern Health Region – Guidelines for Visitation in Maternity Wards

What Do You Need to Know:

TWO SUPPORT PEOPLE: We are allowing two support people in the room for labor, delivery and post-partum support.  These are the only 2 people that can visit during your stay.  Only 1 can sleep overnight.

No visitors under the age of 14 permitted.

No re-entry will be allowed once the visitor leaves the facility, the visit is concluded for that day. Visitors must remain on the unit and are not permitted anywhere else in the facility.

Screening of all visitors will occur upon entry to facility, assessment for symptoms or known exposure to COVID-19, no travel for the 14 days outside Manitoba or contact with someone who has travelled, any person with cold/flu or other COVID-19 symptoms will not be permitted to visit.

All visitors name and contact information will be collected, this information will be retained solely for the purpose of Public Health contact tracing should a Covid-19 case investigation be required within a unit.

All visitors must comply with Infection Prevention and Control measures. This includes strict hand hygiene and maintaining physical distancing.

Wearing of a non-medical mask during visits is not required, but is encouraged.

Food may be brought in a wipe-able container and all containers must be taken home at end of visit. No food will be allowed to be stored in unit refrigerator.  You are welcome to bring a small cooler. No take out deliveries are allowed at this time.

The violation of these rules may jeopardize opportunities for future visits

Outdoor visits are not permitted at this time, due to the risk to patients and to the facility associated with unknown nature of contacts, exposure and other required safety measures

Protecting the health and well-being of your loved ones and staff remains one of our top priorities. Regular assessment by public health officials of the impact and evaluation of the need for adjusted visitor restrictions will continue as developments evolve.  Once again, thank you for your cooperation and understanding as we take every measure to protect you, your loved ones and our staff.