Last updated March 19, 2020:
NEW: RESTRICTIVE ENTRY IN PLACE
As part of our restrictive entry policy, there are no visitors allowed in our Emergency Department unless under exceptional circumstances (pediatric, vital signs absent, trauma).
These are unprecedented times, please do your part to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and ensure the safety and health of our patients and front line workers.
“I want to assure our community that your hospital is ready. All the steps we are taking are being done to help create capacity for us to be able to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and continue to provide the best care possible for those who need us most.”
Watch North Bay Regional Health Centre President & CEO Paul Heinrich participate in the COVID-19 Community Update held on March 17th here:
NBRHC Restricting Visitors to the Health Centre Effective Tonight
Hospital scaling down non-urgent clinical activity
Any visitors that need to be here under exceptional circumstances must be 18 years or older and pass the screening at our Emergency Department entrance. Visitors could be turned away at the unit level if they do not meet the criteria for exceptional circumstances.
Patients attending our Emergency Department may bring a maximum of one adult support person.
NBRHC has no positive cases of COVID-19 at our hospital.
The Health Centre is working through the details of scaling down our non-urgent clinical activities and will provide further information when it is available over the next 24-48 hours. Patients with existing surgeries and appointments will be contacted directly by the hospital.
Help keep our emergency room resources available for trauma and emergent care patients. Call the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit at 1-800-563-2808 extension 5229 to speak to public health nurse, or call your health care provide if you suspect COVID-19 exposure.
PDF version here: NBRHC restricting visitors, scaling down non-urgent activity
The North Bay Regional Health Centre is closely monitoring the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19.
In an effort to keep our hospital safe, today (March 13) NBRHC announced it will be screening all patients and visitors and restricting access at the 50 College Drive location in North Bay. Effective March 13 at 8:00 pm, and until further notice, public access to the 50 College Drive location will only be available at the Emergency Department entrance.
Patients and visitors will be screened before entry for respiratory illnesses (including COVID-19). Active screening is necessary to keep our patients, staff, and physicians safe while also identifying those individuals with symptoms and travel history or possible exposure to a COVID-19 positive case. Click here to read more.
On March 12, 2020 the North Bay Regional Health Centre asked visitors to postpone visits to NBRHC if they are unwell. Click here to read the PSA.
Help keep our emergency room resources available for trauma and emergent care patients. Call the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit at 1-800-563-2808 ext 5229 to speak to public health nurse, or call your health care provider if you suspect COVID 19 exposure. Read more News Release: Health Unit Update on COVID-19
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