Visitor policy changed to allow more patients to have visitors
As the pandemic changes, so does our visitor policy. A copy of the most recent version can be found here. Below in bold are the most recent changes.
Essential visitors are permitted based on the restrictions below. Essential visitors to patients who are COVID positive or COVID suspect must be reviewed by the Director of the Department. Appendix A for the visiting restrictions. The decision to designate an essential visitor is the patients’ or the Substitute Decision Makers’ choice.
Exceptions can be made for patients who are high risk exposures to COVID from a staff member exposure. They may have an essential visitor if the following criteria have been clearly explained and documented:
- The risk that the essential visitor may contract COVID
- The essential visitor remains in the patient’s room for the length of their visit and then promptly leaves the hospital
- The essential visitor wears a procedure mask, gown and eye protection for the entire visit
Many mental health supports available for staff
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Your experience and ideas help patient care and build our culture.
Through the strategic planning process, volunteers and staff showed a clear interest in learning about and taking action to support more inclusive experiences with patient care and employee experience.
Recognizing we are all different, with unique interests and needs, your experience and ideas are welcome to support our teams in any of the following areas:
- Help review, and provide feedback on a foundational diversity, equity and inclusion learning program.
- Share your ideas to support activities, education and action for:
- Access Awareness Week – May 26 – June 4
- Pride Month – June
- National Indigenous People’s Day – June 21
- Canada Day – July 1
Please email your ideas to help with the planning, sharing of wisdom and otherwise championing of these Spring focus activities. (this is a confidential email and will go to organizational development and the committee).
More opportunities to contribute ideas will be available at a display in the Bistro in the coming weeks.
Our Foundation has an extra special 50/50 lottery this month!
The Foundation of Guelph General Hospital is celebrating Together, We Care with a special 50/50 Grand Prize!
To show thanks to our generous community who helped us exceed the $34 million Together, We Care campaign goal, April’s guaranteed minimum grand prize is $34,000.
There are three more chances to win some cash this month. Someone will win $1,000 tomorrow, Thursday, April 21 and $2,000 on Thursday, April 28 and, of course, the grand prize. Make sure to purchase your tickets by tomorrow at 10:59 a.m. to be included in the early bird and grand prize draws.
Ticket sales for the grand prize will close on Thursday, April 28 at 11:59 p.m.