COVID-19 Updates

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Latest updates on novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

We continue to monitor the situation regarding the coronavirus, and we are fully confident in our team and in our hospital readiness plan. The hospital is safe and our Infection Prevention and Control protocols are in place at all times and are heightened as needed.

Latest updates

Drive-through service now available at St. Catharines COVID-19 Assessment Centre

Apr 6th, 2020

To increase safety, efficiency and screen more patients, the COVID-19 Assessment Centre at Niagara Health’s St. Catharines Site is offering a drive-through service for those referred.

New reporting section added to Niagara Health COVID-19 webpage

Apr 2nd, 2020

We have created a new section on our website where we report on the patient activity and testing taking place at Niagara Health related to COVID-19.

Temporary Free Parking at all Niagara Health Sites

Apr 1st, 2020

To enhance safety and mitigate the financial burden placed on families during this time, all patients, staff and physicians now have free parking at all Niagara Health sites.

Statement from Niagara Health

Mar 30th, 2020

Niagara Health is saddened to report the second death late yesterday afternoon of a patient being treated at our St. Catharines Site for COVID-19. We would like to express our deepest condolences to the patient’s loved ones as they deal with this terrible loss.

Only essential items to be dropped off to patients

Mar 28th, 2020

In an effort to further support a safe patient care and work environment for all, Niagara Health is placing additional restrictions on personal items and food that can be dropped off to patients at all hospital sites.

Niagara Health Navigator COVID-19 Update

Mar 25th, 2020

Niagara Health Navigator app has updated its newest release to include two new features related to COVID-19. 

Statement from Niagara Health President Lynn Guerriero

Mar 24th, 2020

It is my unfortunate duty to report that a patient being treated at Niagara Health for COVID-19 passed away earlier today. On behalf of the hospital, I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the patient’s family and loved ones at this extremely sad time.

Niagara Health's COVID-19 Assessment Centres

Mar 24th, 2020

Niagara Health has two dedicated COVID-19 Assessment Centres. The centres, located in St. Catharines and Niagara Falls, provide screening, assessment and testing for individuals with symptoms of COVID-19. The Assessment Centres are available by referral only.

Mental Health and Addictions program remains open

Mar 24th, 2020

COVID-19 has impacted people in varying ways and it is understandable that during times like this, people may be feeling worried, anxious and overwhelmed. While you are staying at home practicing social distancing and self-isolation, stay in touch with each other, and reach out if you need support.

Niagara Health thanks community for extraordinary support  

Mar 23rd, 2020

From donations of masks, gloves and other healthcare supplies, to food and coffee, to beautiful words of encouragement, it has been remarkable to see the support the community has shown the Niagara Health team during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ontario Significantly Enhancing COVID-19 Screening Measures and Supports

Mar 23rd, 2020

With the increasing severity of the COVID-19 outbreak, Ontario has now launched an enhanced and interactive self-assessment tool. This new easy-to-use tool takes the public through a series of questions to inform those who are concerned they may have contracted COVID-19.

Niagara Health opens second COVID-19 Assessment Centre in St. Catharines

Mar 20th, 2020

Niagara Health’s second dedicated COVID-19 Assessment Centre is now open at the St. Catharines site. The Assessment Centres in St. Catharines and Niagara Falls are available by referral only.

No hospital visitors permitted effective Thursday, March 19, 8 p.m.

Mar 19th, 2020

Niagara Health is implementing a no-visitors policy effective today at 8 p.m. as part of our ongoing efforts to maintain a safe environment for our patients.

Niagara Health opens COVID-19 assessment centre in Niagara Falls

Mar 17th, 2020

The first of two COVID-19 assessment centres planned for the region opens today. The centre, located behind the Greater Niagara General Site in Niagara Falls, will provide screening, assessment and testing for individuals with symptoms of COVID-19. The Assessment Centre will be available by referral only.

Niagara Health postponing elective procedures as part of COVID-19 response

Mar 16th, 2020

Beginning Tuesday, March 17, we are postponing elective surgeries and non-urgent ambulatory procedures as part of our COVID-19 response.

New COVID-19 self-assessment tool developed by Ontario Ministry of Health

Mar 15th, 2020

The Ontario Ministry of Health has created a new tool to help people self-assess for COVID-19.

Screening at hospital entrances & visitor restrictions as of Monday, March 16

Mar 14th, 2020

We are taking special precautions as part of our COVID-19 response to ensure a safe patient care and work environment for all.

Patient tests positive for COVID-19

Mar 13th, 2020

The hospital remains a safe place for patients and the public. We are taking every possible step to ensure a safe work and patient care environment.

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