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.

 

The Grey Bruce Public Health Unit region is currently in Grey-Zone ‘Lockdown’ on the Ontario COVID-19 response framework. In line with this level, the following protocols are currently being followed at Huron Shores Hospice:

 

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

 

  • During the screening process, temperatures will be taken for everyone entering the building.

 

  • 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 for staff during their meal breaks while they are safely distanced from each other and anyone else.

 

  • Comfort Care Volunteers will not be able to fill shifts in the hospice suite at this time. 


 

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/