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COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control

Infection Prevention and Control in COVID-19

Waypoint has a well established Infection Prevention and Control team with experience in successfully managing outbreaks. We have many safety precautions in place including:
  * screening everyone for symptoms of illness
  * isolating and testing all new admissions
  * using virtual technology and telephone for outpatient and community visits where appropriate
  * using personal protective equipment, hand hygiene, and physical distancing
  * additional housekeeping throughout our buildings
  * enabling staff to work from home to reduce the traffic in and out of the hospital
  * regular communications with staff, patients, families, stakeholders, partners and donors

Homemade or external masks are not permitted to be worn in the hospital as we cannot ensure the quality, cleanliness or use of proper hygiene practices for these products, which if not done correctly can pose added risk to patients and staff.

Staff receive regular training on donning and doffing PPE and are supported by our Infection Prevention and Control team for all isolation needs.