Three Assessment Centres now open in Grey Bruce

Three COVID-19 Assessment Centres have opened in Grey Bruce, to help identify and triage patients exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19.
The Assessment Centres will help expand hospital capacity to assess and screen patients who have symptoms of COVID-19, and free up emergency department resources so that they may continue to safely manage the normal volume of patients.
The Assessment Centres are for individuals with symptoms of COVID-19 who are having difficulty managing at home. The following guidelines are provided to help the public determine if they should come to the Centre.
If you do not have symptoms of COVID-19, please do not come to the Assessment Centre.
If you have mild symptoms, and you can manage at home, please stay home and self-isolate. Do not come to the Assessment Centre. Information on self-isolation, as well as guidance for care givers and family members in the home, is available here:
If you have symptoms, and are struggling at home, come to an Assessment Centre.
If you are very ill, go to the nearest Emergency Department or call 911.
The Centres have been set up in three locations. The first is located at Grey Bruce Health Services – Owen Sound Regional Hospital, in a portable facility just outside the entrance to the emergency department. It will be open from noon until 8 p.m., seven days per week. The second Centre is located at South Bruce Grey Health Centre- Kincardine Hospital. It too will be housed in a portable facility located between the hospital and medical clinic. The hours of operation are 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., seven days per week.
The third Centre is located at Hanover & District Hospital at the main entrance to the building. The doors will be open from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday to Friday.
People do not need to make an appointment. Patients will be pre-screened, and will be asked to wash their hands and put on a mask prior to entry. To reduce risk and traffic within the Centres, only those patients who require assistance will be permitted to bring a support person with them into the facilities. Following screening at the Assessment Centre, patients will be sent home to self-isolate and monitor symptoms, unless the patient is critically ill and requires hospitalization. The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, cough, and difficulty breathing. Most patients experience mild symptoms, and recover fully without treatment within two weeks.

Three Assessment Centres now open in Grey Bruce was last modified: March 25th, 2020 by Tammy Schneider

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