Limited entry in place
As we continue to monitor the COVID-19 activity in our community, we are asking for your help to ensure we can continue to safely support Care Partner visits at NBRHC.
Care partner access is subject to change based on a number of internal and external factors including COVID-19 activity in the community and Health Centre and the individual patient’s progression of care.
Please note that for the safety of everyone, 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.
To continue to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission and protect our most vulnerable people, NBRHC visitor restrictions are still in place at all its sites. We are now moving to a +1 for inpatients—this direction is based on availability of space to allow for physical distance.
Each inpatient may have one dedicated care partner (plus a designated alternate) for the patient’s length of stay between the hours of 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. or 5 and 8 p.m. (only one entry and one exit each day)
Children could be a dedicated care partner. A care partner who is a child (a young caregiver, defined as children and youth as young as 8 years old) has to be accompanied by one parent, guardian or family member.
Two dedicated visitors are allowed in the building at one time to provide end-of-life support to a patient. These visitors are also not restricted to the two-hour limit and could be different people each day. Everyone must be able to appropriately physically distance.
PREVIOUS RESTRICTIVE ENTRY IS STILL IN PLACE IN OUTPATIENT AREAS (Emergency Department, Outpatient Clinics).
Up to one person may remain with an inpatient or outpatient at all times and is not restricted to the two-hour time limit if they are:
We appreciate the community’s cooperation with this direction and recognize that it is difficult not to visit with friends and family—these are necessary steps for the safety and protection of our patients, staff and physicians.
To learn more about the restrictive entry, please visit our COVID-19 page.
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