For the latest information on the COVID-19 virus, please visit the Renfrew County and District Health Unit website: www.rcdhu.com

How are we keeping you safe?

The safety of our patients, staff and visitors is a top priority for Pembroke Regional Hospital.  

All areas of the hospital are thoroughly cleaned frequently by our staff. Hand sanitizer dispensers are available throughout the hospital.  

Passive Screening Please note that our hospital has now transitioned from active to passive screening at all entrances.

This means that:


  • Visitors are no longer required to show proof of vaccination upon entry.
  • Patients who feel unwell are asked to ensure that the health care provider at their appointment is aware of their symptoms.
  • Visitors are directed to return home if they feel unwell or have symptoms of any illness that may be contagious.


Masking at PRH

Effective April 10, 2024, masks are encouraged but are no longer mandatory at Pembroke Regional Hospital.  


PRH will continue to be a mask friendly space where those who prefer to wear a mask will have the option to do so and masks will be readily available at all hospital entrances and within each department.


In addition, to ensure patients feel comfortable receiving care at PRH, those who would prefer that a member of our care team wear a mask, can simply make the request.
The only exceptions to the new masking policy are as follows:

  • Patients attending outpatient settings should wear a mask if feeling unwell.
  • Caregivers and visitors should follow the direction of signage posted at the entrance to a patient’s room and wear a mask and/or other safety equipment as indicated.
  • All caregivers and visitors who are feeling unwell should delay their visit.


 And please note that, in the event of a respiratory illness outbreak, masking will be reinstated in the impacted area for the duration of the outbreak.


COVID-19/Respiratory Illness Outbreak Notifications

Please note that there are currently no outbreaks.  

Creating a safe environment for patients and health care workers during a COVID-19 or respiratory illness outbreak is necessary.

Please review the following visitor requirements.


  • Clean your hands upon arrival to the unit and frequently during your visit.
  • Medical Grade masks are required at all times on the outbreak unit.
  • Visitors are not permitted to have food or drink while visiting the outbreak unit.
  • Other personal protective equipment (such as gown, gloves and eye protection) may be required.
  • Please follow the posted signage at the entrance to the patient's room or speak with a staff member if you are unsure.
  • If you are ill, or feel sick, please delay your visit. 


If you have any questions, please speak with a member of the care team. Thank you!   

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