COVID-19 Information For PRH Patients, Visitors and Our Community

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November 10, 2022 - A memo from the Renfrew County and District Health Unit regarding visitors at Renfrew County Hospitals  


COVID-19 Outbreak Notifications 

Effective January 27th, 2023, we have an active COVID-19 outbreak on our 2nd Medical unit.   


When there is an outbreak, the following occurs:


  • Visitation to the units is restricted to essential caregivers / care partners only (one per patient).
  • Essential caregivers / care partners must check in at the nursing station upon arrival. 
  • Essential caregivers / care partners must stay at the patient bedside. 
  • Essential caregivers/ care partners MUST wear a mask and other required personal protective equipment at all times.  


Passive Screening Is Now In Effect At All PRH Entrances (July 6, 2022) 

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


This means that: 


- All patients and visitors entering the hospital will be directed by signage to sanitize their hands and take a new mask from a dispenser to wear for the whole time they are in our facility.  


- 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. 


Here is what you need to know about visiting PRH 

Pembroke Regional Hospital is currently in low visitor restrictions:



  • Two individuals (visitors or essential caregivers) can be present at the bedside at the same time. 
  • Visitors do not need to be scheduled or pre-identified by the patient, and there are no specific time limits. Patients and visitors are encouraged to determine and coordinate who should be present at the bedside. 
  • As always, every patient can identify an Essential Caregiver who will have access to that patient even if a visitor is present. They should be identified by the patient to their clinical team. 
  • For outpatients, an Essential Caregiver may be permitted if they can be safely accommodated. 
  • For the Emergency Department, one person can accompany the patient.  



Policies you need to know: 



  • All Essential Caregivers and visitors must pass self-screening upon entry and must not be showing signs of any COVID-19 symptoms. 
  • The Hospital encourages everyone to be up-to-date on the vaccinations available to them.
  • You must wear a mask at all times. Mask dispensers are available at all entrances. 
  • Essential Caregivers and visitors must follow COVID-19 safety guidelines as outlined by the staff for the duration of their visit. 
  • Visitors are permitted between 11:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. 
  • Only one Essential Caregiver is permitted on a unit if it's on outbreak. Updates on outbreaks can be found at the top of our COVID-19 section.   



Thank you for helping us keep everyone in the hospital safe!  


Renfrew County Virtual Triage and Assessment Centre

If you have a health concern, including concerns or questions about COVID-19, and you don't have a family physician or can't access your family physician, call 1-844-727-6404 to connect with care and support from a nurse practitioner, family physician and/or community paramedic. For more information on this service, visit their website at http://www.rcvtac.ca/


General Information on COVID-19  


For the most up-to-date information about COVID-19, visit the Renfrew County and District Health Unit's website at www.rcdhu.com .


For the most up-to-date information about the COVID-19 situation in Ontario, visit www.ontario.ca.   


For the most  up-to-date information about COVID-19 from the World Health Organization (WHO), visit www.who.int

















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