Updated February 22, 2021
COVID-19 VISITATION PROTOCOL
The Hospice continues to monitor the current COVID situation in the North Bay and Parry Sound District and are following the guidelines provided by the Ministry and the recommendations from Hospice Palliative Care Ontario. With careful consideration, we have decided that effective Wednesday February 24, 2021 we will be limiting the number of essential visitors to 2 per resident for increased safety of our residents, visitors and staff.
These essential visitors will be welcome in the hospice facility 24 hours a day wearing hospice provided Personal Protective Equipment following an active screening completed by one of our trained team members. They will be required to sign our “Essential Visitor Agreements” prior to their initial visit. It is important that these people understand the importance of practicing the guidelines provided by public health to reduce the risk of coming into contact with COVID.
If you are experiencing symptoms (fever, cough, sore throat), please call your North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit (1-800-563-2808) or Telehealth Ontario (1-866-797-0000).
The best way to prevent infection from any virus, including COVID-19 is to practice hand washing, cover your mouth and/or cough and sneeze into your elbow, and stay home if you are sick.
If you have questions about visiting Nipissing Serenity Hospice please call Gil Pharand Executive Director, at 705-995-3377 ex. 1201. For clinical inquires, please contact, Care Coordinator, Lindsay Campbell, at 705-995-3377 ex. 1202 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
For accurate, up-to-date information about COVID-19, the following links are recommended as credible resources to access: