Dryden Regional Health Centre is pleased to offer free parking for everyone including patients and visitors. Entry gates will be lifted. We know that these are incredibly stressful times and hope this will make a difference for those coming to the DRHC.
DRHC is taking special precautions to keep our patients, caregivers, and staff safe.
Following recommendation from Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. David William, the Dryden Regional Health Centre is restricting all visitors to the hospital until further notice.
Exceptions to allow one (1) essential visitor will be reviewed by the hospital administration in consultation with our Infection Prevention and Control Lead for a patient in labour, a paediatric patient, and any patient at imminent end-of-life.
This means that only approved essential visitors will be permitted to enter the hospital if they successfully pass the screening done before entering the hospital at the main entrance.
Dryden Regional Health Centre is limiting access to our facilities and conducting COVID-19 screening of all patients and visitors before they enter our buildings including the hospital, Family Health Team and alternate site.
What does this mean for you? Staff will ask patients and visitors about symptoms, particularly respiratory symptoms, and contact with others. If you meet the current case-definition (a combination of symptoms and contact) for COVID-19, staff will begin a special infection-control protocol.
These added measures, while important, may increase delays in our already busy hospital. We appreciate your patience.
The health and safety of all patients, staff and community members is our utmost priority.
All patients and essential visitors will be screened at the entrance to our facility and provided with a mask that must be worn for the duration of their visit. A mask covers the nose and mouth and helps to protect others from the spread of COVID-19.
DRHC, in accordance with provincial direction, has wound down some of our clinical activities. This applies to non-urgent, scheduled care and procedures, as well as ambulatory clinics and mental health and addiction services.
Patients will be notified by their care team if scheduled appointments will be affected and alternative ways to provide care virtually.