LANARK COUNTY – Starting tomorrow (Oct. 7) visitors to the Almonte and Carleton Place hospitals will need proof of vaccination to enter.
“Beginning Oct. 7, visitors to Almonte General Hospital (AGH) and Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital (CPDMH) will need to be fully vaccinated,” communications lead Jane Adams released in a statement today (Oct. 6).
AGH and CPDMH are aligning with other hospitals in the Champlain region to introduce the mandatory vaccination policy.
“Visits from family and caregivers contribute greatly to a patient’s quality of life and well-being and we need to take every precaution to keep our patients, staff, and community safe,” President and CEO Mary Wilson Trider said. “This new policy aligns with the provincial vaccination directions for healthcare and other organizations.”
Visitors who are not fully vaccinated (having received two doses of COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior) will not be permitted to enter the hospitals unless they qualify under a limited number of exceptions. Full details can be found on the hospital websites at www.agh-fvm.com/visitors and www.cpdmh.ca/visitors. Regardless of vaccination status, no patient will be denied care or service.
Other visitor guidelines, such as a maximum of designated visitors for each patient, restricted visiting hours, screening at entry, mask-wearing, hand hygiene, and social distancing continue. We will continue to assess the situation and adjust our visitor policy accordingly. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
For the latest updates about COVID-19 testing and vaccinations, please visit the Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit website at www.healthunit.org. For the latest updates on what we are doing to keep patients safe, please visit our websites at www.almontegeneral.com/coronavirus and www.cpdmh.ca/coronavirus. Those who need proof of their vaccination status can download a receipt at https://covid19.ontariohealth.ca/.