How Waypoint is responding to COVID-19
How Waypoint is responding to COVID-19
Posted on 11/17/2020

How Waypoint is responding to COVID-19

 

                            Infection Prevention and Control - COVID-19
COVID-19 Information for patients and visitors
Understanding the COVID-19 virus COVID Frontline Wellness STOPCOVID Research Project

 

We are closely monitoring the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation and taking immediate precautions to ensure that patients, staff and the community as a whole are safe and to preserve essential medical supplies and equipment.

Recognizing the crucial role that loved ones play in the lives of patients and their recovery journeys, Waypoint was pleased to re-introduce visiting to the hospital starting Wednesday, July 29, 2020. This was NOT a resumption of OPEN visiting. The number of visitors is being restricted for the safety of all patients, staff, and visitors, as COVID-19 continues to be present in the community. Given the importance of connectivity to family, friends and the community, we remain committed to continuing to use technology to enable virtual visits when in-person visits aren’t possible. 

For more information, please visit our page or call the hospital at 705.549.3181 or 1.877.341.4729. 


Security measures in place at the hospital include:

  * A well-established infection prevention and control team with experience 
     in the successful management of outbreaks
  * Screening everyone for the symptoms of illness
  * Isolating and testing all new admissions
  * Use of virtual technology and telephone for outpatient and community
     visits 

   * Adhering to public health guidelines and recommendations on the use of 
     personal protective equipment, hand hygiene and physical distancing
  * Enhanced housekeeping in all our buildings
  * Creation of a unit dedicated to the care of suspected or positive cases of 
     COVID-19
  * Enabling staff to work from home to reduce traffic in and out of the
     hospital

  * Regular communication with staff, patients, families, stakeholders, 
     partners and donors

Only surgical/procedural masks are allowed in the hospital. Home-made or external masks are not permitted as we cannot ensure the quality, cleanliness or use of appropriate hygiene practices for these products which, if not done properly, may pose an additional risk to patients and staff.

The team on the isolation unit
The team on the isolation unit ready to take care of patients 
Wash your hands The do and don't of wearing a cloth mask
WASH YOUR HANDS THE DO AND DON'T OF WEARING
A CLOTH MASK

What to do if you think you might have COVID-19?

If you think you may have COVID-19, please take the province's self-assessment. You will get a recommendation on what to do next.
https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/

To book an appointment at the Midland COVID-19 Assessment Centre:
http://gbgh.on.ca/midland-covid-19-assessment-centre-now-offers-online-appointment-booking/
Or Call 705-529-1025
from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week


Visit www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus for more information.