HSN suspends hospital volunteer program in Sudbury

Media Statement – March 16, 2020
HSN has no admitted patients who have tested positive for COVID-19.
New: Effective at noon on Monday March 16th, our Volunteer Program is suspended.
New: HSN is in the process of introducing active screening measures. Some entrances at the Ramsey Lake Health Centre and 680 Kirkwood Drive will have restricted access or be closed.
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-19-assessment-in-greater-sudbury
Where possible, patient consultations are progressively being held by teleconference or videoconference.
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.
Visitor restrictions are effective immediately:
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
Patient and family common rooms at HSN have been closed.
Visitors who are not feeling well should not come to HSN.

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