Windsor Regional Hospital is adjusting its visitor restrictions at both the Met and Ouellette Campuses, and the Regional Cancer Centre to protect staff while at the same time allowing additional numbers of visitors per patient so long as they are vaccinated against COVID-19.
Effective 12:01 am Monday, November 15, 2021, anyone wanting to visit an in-patient or attend with a patient for an out-patient procedure will be required to provide:
Limited Exception criteria include:
At the same time, as of 12:01 am November 15th, 2021, WRH will allow FOUR essential visitors for each patient (up from TWO visitors as per the current policy), to rotate visits over the course of the patient's stay in the hospital, with again some limited exceptions. Due to space constraints at both campuses only ONE of the essential visitors may be at the bedside at a time.
The eight visitors may rotate two visitors at a time 24/7 for palliative patients, and four visitors at a time, 24/7 for a patient that is dying/end of life, or having a planned withdrawal of life support. This may include visitors less than 18 years of age when accompanied by an adult.
Some further limitations may apply to the number of visitors allowed at one time based on the clinical space restrictions.
There are no changes to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) requirements for visitors. All visitors must continue to wear a medical-grade mask and eye protection at ALL times and in ALL areas of the hospital. If visitors do not have one they will be provided with a medical-grade mask at the entrance. Cloth masks by themselves will not be allowed. Cloth masks can be worn with medical-grade masks. All visitors are required to wear a face shield in addition to a mask while visiting a patient. Face shields will be provided to visitors on entry to the hospital or on the unit. Please refer to our policy regarding these issues and limited exemptions for patients/visitors not to wear a mask.
Also, we will continue to not allow visitation for patients with active confirmed or suspected COVID-19, who are receiving aerosol-generating medical procedures including but not exclusive to non-invasive ventilation (BiPAP, CPAP) or high flow oxygen (AIRVO, Optiflow) due to the extremely high risk to patients, staff, and visitors. Please refer to the nursing unit for clarification. Virtual visits for these patients will be supported using technology such as iPads. Resolved cases may have visitors as identified in this policy.
Visitation Hours will remain unchanged:
1995 Lens Avenue, Windsor, ON N8W 1L9
1030 Ouellette Avenue, Windsor, ON N9A 1E1