Caring Child

COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold, we would like to help keep the public informed about how Huron Shores Hospice is handling these unprecedented times. 

 

The latest updates will be posted to this page, and our social media channels.

 

With the emergence of the Omicron variant, Huron Shores Hospice is following the directives and guidance of the Grey Bruce Public Health Unit and Ontario Government. In line with this direction and the Huron Shores Hospice Visitor Policy, the following protocols are currently being followed at Huron Shores Hospice:

 

  • Effective December 22, 2021, all visitors, staff, volunteers and essential caregivers will be required to have rapid antigen testing, regardless of vaccination status, two times per week prior to entry into the hospice as part of enhanced active screening practices.

  • All visitors to Huron Shores Hospice must provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 along with government issued identification that, in combination, are deemed satisfactory by Huron Shores Hospice; alternately, proof of a medical exemption by a physician, specialist or nurse practitioner licensed to practice in the Province of Ontario may also be presented.  All visitors are asked to come prepared to provide proof of vaccination when visiting.

  • All visitors entering or exiting the residence will be screened and logged.

  • Visiting restrictions, including amount and frequency of visitors, will be discussed with residents and family upon admission and will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. Assistance with virtual visits can be arranged.

  • All staff, volunteers and visitors will be issued a new medical grade mask each time they arrive at the residence. This new mask will be worn properly at all times when indoors. The only exception will be during meal breaks while safely distanced from each other and anyone else.  All visitors must follow infection prevention and control measures during visits as outlined by Huron Shores Hospice or Tiverton Park Manor.​


 

These policies have been developed in concert with our medical director, Dr. Damian Gunaratne, Tiverton Park Manor, and partners in healthcare in this region, and follow guidance from Hospice Palliative Care Ontario, Grey Bruce Public Health Unit and the Ministry of Health for Ontario. If you have questions about our COVID policies, please contact our Hospice Coordinator, Cathy Herbert at cathy@huronshoreshospice.ca or by calling 519-385-5683.

 

COVID-19 response framework: keeping Ontario safe and open

https://www.ontario.ca/page/covid-19-response-framework-keeping-ontario-safe-and-open

Public Health

https://www.publichealthgreybruce.on.ca/