With the provincial surge in COVID-19 infections the North Bay Regional Health Centre is taking additional steps to protect our hospital community.
Effective Monday, January 17, 2022, designated Care Partners at NBRHC must show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 along with government-issued photo I.D every time before entering the Health Centre.
This does not apply to patients—patients may still enter the hospital regardless of vaccination status.
The new vaccination guidelines do not apply in some exceptional circumstances including (but not limited to): end-of-life, Birthing Unit, neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), paediatric patients or patients with a developmental disability or cognitive impairment.
In-person visits are not allowed for COVID-19 suspected or positive patients. In these cases, the unit will help accommodate virtual visits using technology such as iPads. Also, restrictive entry is still in place in outpatient areas (Emergency Department, Outpatient Clinics).