HSN introduces visitor restrictions. Elective surgeries being cancelled.

Sudbury, Ontario — March 15, 2020
HSN has no admitted patients who have tested positive for COVID-19.
HSN opened on March 13th a COVID-19 Assessment Centre at 56 Walford Road. Residents meeting criteria must call in advance at (705) 671-7373 between 9 am and 5 pm, 7 days per week, instead of presenting themselves to HSN’s Emergency Department. For more details: https://www.hsnsudbury.ca/portalen/News-Events/Latest-News-Media-Releases/enhanced-covid-19assessment-in-greater-sudbury
Where possible, patient consultations are progressively being held by teleconference or videoconference.
Visitors who are not feeling well should not come to HSN.
New: Elective surgeries and procedures within the surgical program scheduled for the weeks of March 15th and March 22nd are being cancelled. Patients are being contacted directly by HSN.
New: Visitor restrictions are being introduced today:  Inpatient Areas: Only one family member/caregiver age 18 or more during regular visiting hours (9 am – 9 pm). A single visitor under 18 may be permitted under special circumstances.  Ambulatory Areas: Only one family member/caregiver age 18 or more if absolutely necessary.  Visitors encouraged to keep their visit short.  Patients presenting with COVID-19 symptoms asked to not bring any visitor.  No visitors in high risk areas (e.g. Isolation rooms, Emergency Department, Intensive Care Unit, Kirkwood site)  Exceptions will be made in situations involving trauma, end of life
New: Patient and family common rooms at HSN have been closed.

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