The Cornwall Community Hospital (CCH) is announcing
some changes to its visitation policies as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to
Beginning July 28, CCH will remain under moderate
visitation restrictions but updates to the framework will now allow one partner
or visitor to accompany patients for obstetrical ultrasounds, transport to and from the dialysis clinic, surgery
(same day admitted patients only), and emergency department visits.
Women in labour will also be able to identify up to
two essential care partners for the birth and delivery, which could include a
With these latest updates most patients at CCH are now
able to safely welcome visitors or be accompanied for visits.
The full breakdown of moderate visitation restrictions
can be found online at www.cornwallhospital.ca/en/VisitingHours.
“We understand the importance of having family and
care partners accompany or visit patients. Safely allowing more visitors is an
extremely important part of providing compassionate and high-quality
patient-centered care,” says Jeanette Despatie, President and CEO.
CCH is continually monitoring the prevalence of
COVID-19 locally and evaluating changes to its visitation policies based on
guidance received by the provincial government. The hospital hopes to safely
ease more visitor restrictions in the coming weeks should local case counts
continue dropping and vaccination rates hold steady.
“However, we must continue to be vigilant and safe. As
our community begins to re-open, it is important to remember that hospitals are
faced with unique challenges and follow specific infection prevention and
control guidance provided by the province which may be more restrictive than
other community public health guidelines,” adds Despatie.
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