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Visiting a Hospital During COVID-19

Dec. 31, 2021

NEW Visitor restrictions in PMH Hospitals

Manitoba is experiencing a significant surge in COVID-19 cases. The new Omicron variant is extremely infectious, requiring some temporary additional precautions to ensure the protection of our residents, patients and staff.

Effective Immediately

Social visits/social leaves at Acute Care Facilities and Personal Care Homes have been suspended. Exceptions remain in effect, and Essential Care Partners and Designated Family Caregivers will continue to have access to facilities provided they pass all screening requirements. In addition to providing proof of immunization and identification each time you visit, you will be provided with a medical mask and eye protection.

Within Hospitals one (1) designated visitor may be permitted to the following areas following screening inside the entrance:

  • Maternity Ward/ Neonatal ICU
  • Pediatric Ward (one parent only)
  • Emergency Department (where the safety of the patient relies on their accompanying person (i.e. medical history of communications); and
  • Compassionate reasons or end of life will be made on a case-by-case basis.Visitors/drivers/escorts are not allowed in outpatient areas or wait within our facilities. Escorts will be allowed for special circumstances on a case-by-case basis.

Visitors/drivers/escorts are not allowed in outpatient areas or wait within our facilities. Escorts will be allowed for special circumstances on a case-by-case basis.

 

To view full visitor guidelines, visit:

https://sharedhealthmb.ca/wp-content/uploads/covid-19-inpatient-visit-principles.pdf

 

Please contact facilities directly for further visitation questions.

Regular assessment by public health officials of the impact and evaluation of the need for adjusted visitor restrictions will continue as developments evolve. Once again, thank you for your cooperation and understanding as we take every measure to protect you, your loved ones and our staff.