In light of the recent changes announced by the province, the Lady Dunn Health Centre will cautiously be reopening general visitation to our Acute and Long-Term Care units. The change in visitation will take effect immediately, and will be updated and reviewed throughout the lifting of restrictions in Ontario, along with any recommendations from the Algoma Public Health Unit.
General visitation can now resume. Acute care patients and long-term care residents are permitted visitors who are fully vaccinated (2 doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine) and who have completed the required testing to visit anytime during visitation hours of 8am to 8pm daily.
General visitors now include children under 5 years of age. Children between 1 year and 5 years will not be required to show proof of vaccination, but will need COVID-19 testing prior to entry.
For palliative care, emergency or compassionate reasons exceptions to the visitation policy may be made.
All visitors will be required to be actively screened on entry to the facility, and will be required to continue to follow all Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) precautions in place. This will include wearing a surgical mask and hand hygiene.
If you would like to visit a patient or resident, please call the assessment centre at 705-914-1114 to book the required testing prior to your visit(s).
Social absences for Long-term care residents and acute care ALC patients are now permitted.
During this time of uncertainty and balancing the reduction of restrictions with the safety of our residents, clients and staff, we ask that you do not visit if you are sick or experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms. If you have tested positive for COVID-19 within 48 hours of visiting a patient or resident, please contact us immediately and you will be directed to our Infection Control Practitioner.