Effective Wednesday, April 19, Niagara Health is updating masking requirements in most settings across our sites following guidance from Public Health Ontario.
Niagara Health’s COVID-19 Assessment Centre and COVID, Cold and Flu Care Clinics (CCFCC) will permanently close on Friday, March 31, 2023.
Screening for COVID-19 symptoms continues to be an important step for stopping the spread of this highly contagious virus. Niagara Health is reminding all patients and visitors to screen for COVID-19 symptoms before entering the hospital by filling out the online form. Be prepared to show your results when asked.
Niagara Health is experiencing a serious shortage of healthcare workers, on a daily basis, across our five sites and in all areas of the hospital. Our staff and physicians are working full out to maintain service levels – including taking extra shifts and postponing their scheduled vacations and the regular time off they need to rest and recover after maintaining a gruelling pace since the pandemic began.
As we head into the August holiday weekend and continue to experience unprecedented pressures, we are reminding the public of the importance of only visiting the Emergency Departments (ED) when in need of serious medical attention.
Patients at Niagara Health will continue to experience longer wait times and delays in service as we respond to ongoing pressures. Severe staffing shortages, an increasing demand for hospital services and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is adding stress to our teams and our programs across all our sites.
Niagara Health asks all patients and visitors to screen for COVID-19 symptoms before entering the hospital by filling out the online form at NiagaraHealth.on.ca/Form
The health-care sector is going through change unlike anything we have experienced before. With our annual general meeting held this week, this is a time of year when we at Niagara Health reflect on the past 12 months and also look ahead to this transformational future.
Starting today, Friday, June 3, Niagara Health visitor guidelines are increasing to allow two visitors at the bedside at one time for inpatient units, including Labour and Delivery and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).