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To help prevent the risk or spread of COVID-19, general visitation and non-essential volunteers have been cancelled. Essential care Partners (ECP) are allowed at all sites and departments

Please note, the ability to allow Essential Care Partners (ECP) will be determined on a day to day basis and NOSH reserves the right to remove visitation privileges if an outbreak occurs or community spread is identified. Any ECPs  entering the facility will be screened as per protocol. Anyone entering any of the NOSH facilities is required to wear a mask at all times. 

An ECP is defined as individuals who assist with the personal/ emotional care needs of a patient/resident and whose absence would create healthcare concerns for the patient and or resident. All ECPs must be approved by the CNO.  For more information or if you have any questions, please email contact-us@nosh.ca

2 ECPs.   

No other visitors permitted. 

4 ECPs (2 at at time) are permitted for Palliative/End of Life.

 

Visiting Hours: 

Monday - Friday : 10am - 8pm

Saturday - Sunday : 12am - 8pm

2 ECPs.

No other visitors permitted.  

4 ECPs (2 at at time) are permitted for Palliative/End of Life.

 

Visiting Hours: 

Monday - Friday : None at this time

Saturday - Sunday : None at this time 

 

2 ECPs.   

No other visitors permitted. 

2 ECPs.   

No other visitors permitted. 

4 ECPs (2 at at time) are permitted for Palliative/End of Life.

 

Visiting Hours: 

Monday - Friday : 10am - 8pm

Saturday - Sunday : 11am - 7pm

2 Essential Care Partners, with only one to visit at a time during Response Level Orange, Red and Grey, to continue to be permitted in compliance with  Directive #3 from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. 

No other visitors permitted.

All ECPs to be approved by the LTC Manager. 

4 ECPs (2 at at time) are permitted for Palliative/End of Life.

 

Visiting Hours: 

Monday - Friday : 10am - 8pm

Saturday - Sunday : 11am - 7pm

* ECPs are encouraged to visit during the above regular visiting hours. 

There are four types of absences This includes the allowance for residents to go for a walk in the immediate area

  1. Medical absences are absences to seek medical and/or health care.   
  2. Compassionate/palliative absences include, but are not limited to, absences for the purposes of visiting a dying loved one. LTCHs must assess these situations on a case-by-case basis.  
  3. Short term (day) absences are absences that are less than or equal to 24 hours in duration.  

There are two types of short term (day) absences:

  1.  Essential absences include absences for reasons of pharmacies, outdoor physical activity that are permitted when a Stay[1]At-Home Order is in effect as per O. Reg 265/21. All individuals, regardless of their immunization status, can participate in essential absences, unless the resident is in isolation and on Droplet and Contact Precautions or as directed by the local public health unit.10
  2.  Social absences include absences for all reasons not listed under medical, compassionate/palliative, and/or essential absences that do not include an overnight stay.

4. Temporary absences include absences involving two or more days and one or more nights for non-medical reasons

Note: Social absences and temporary absences are not permitted under the current Stay-at-Home Order (O. Reg 265/21) that has been issued under s 7.0.1 (1) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMPCA).

COVID-19 Education for Long-Term Care (LTC) Visitors:

 Family Members and Caregivers Public Health Training for LTC

2 ECPs.   

No other visitors permitted. 

We will be working hard to try to protect our staff so that they are able to continue to care for the community - your friends, your neighbours, your family. Please help us to do that by being patient with the screening questions, answering honestly and following instructions.

NOSH COVID-19 FAQ Page 


Effective Thursday, November 26th, non-essential travel outside of Northwestern Ontario (defined as beyond Pic Mobert First Nation at the Algoma District boundry and the Manitoba border) in the past fourteen days will result in a failed entrance screening in our facilites and the potential deferral of your non-urgent care. 

This applies to all NOSH staff, patients who require non-urgent care, volunteers, Approved Visitors and Essential Care Partners. Exceptions may be made in extenuating circumstances. 

PLEASE NOTE: This policy shall not create delays in emergent treatment.
This policy update is based on the recommendations of the Thunder Bay District Health Unit. 
 
NOSH recognizes the difficulty in these restrictions, but with the increase in COVID cases throughout Ontario and Canada, the safety of all patients, clients and staff is of the utmost priority. As we enter the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, we must all remain vigilant for the protection of the most vulnerable patients within our care. We encourage everyone to carefully consider the need for any travel outside of Northern Ontario. 
If there are any questions regarding this policy change, we encourage you to email contact-us@nosh.ca.

If you believe you have symptoms of the 2019 novel Coronavirus:

If you think you have coronovirus (COVID-19) symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has it, click here to take the self-assessment to help you to determine how to seek further care.

  • Call Telehealth Ontario for medical advice at 1-866-797-0000 or contact the Thunder Bay District Health Unit at 625-5900 and ask to speak to a public health nurse in the Infectious Disease program;
  • If you need immediate medical attention, call 911 and mention your symptoms and travel history.

COVID-19 Assessment Centers

Marathon - Marathon Family Health Team

Open  Monday to Friday, BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. If you are concerned that you may have COVID-19, please call the MFHT at 229-3243, or the local Public Health Unit at 825-7770. They will ask you questions over the telephone to detemine if you should be tested. If you require a test, an appointment with the Assessment Centre will be made for you by your family doctor or Public Health and they will provide you with futher instructions. 

Terrace Bay - The McCausland Hospital 

Open Monday to Friday, BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. If you are concerned that you may have COVID-19, please call your family doctor, or the local Public Health Unit at 825-7770. They will ask you questions over the telephone to determine if you should be tested. If you require a test, an appointment with the Assessment Centre will be made for you by your family doctor or Public Health and they will provide you with further instruction.


Further Information 

For more detailed information on the status of the virus and risk to Ontarians, please visit the Thunder Bay District Health UnitOntario Ministry of Health website and/or the Public Health Agency of Canada website.

Information on self-isolation can be found here: Public Health: How to Self Isolate

How to properly Physical (Social) Distance: TBDHU Physical Distancing Traffic Light

Mental Health: North of Superior Councelling Program 

More information regarding your municipality and any of their facility closures, can be found here: Biigtigong Nishnaabeg ; Pic MobertTown of Marathon ; Town of SchreiberTown of Terrace Bay 

For more information on different ways to shop and seniors hours: Sirard's Your Independent Grocer - Marathon ;  IDA Pharmacy - MarathonCosta's Foods Ltd. - Terrace Bay / Screiber ; Stewarts Pharmacy - Terrace Bay


NOSH Educational Videos

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