Windsor Regional Hospital Adjusting Visitor Policy

Sunday February 6th, 2022

Posted at 1:09pm


Windsor Regional Hospital is adjusting its restrictions on who can visit a patient at either the Met or Ouellette Campuses, as well as the Regional Cancer Centre to allow more visits by essential caregivers for patients.

Starting at 12:01 am on Monday, February 7th,  hey  will allow a maximum of two essential caregivers, chosen by the patient, to rotate over the patient’s stay in the hospital.  One of the essential caregivers may be at the bedside at a time within the allotted visitation.

This replaces the “no visitor” policy which went into effect on December 30th, 2021, amid concerns about rising numbers of cases of COVID-19 in our community.

For patients that are palliative/end of life, they will allow four essential caregivers to rotate over the patient’s stay 24 hours per day.  A maximum of two essential caregivers may be at the bedside at a time within the allotted visitation.

Any essential caregiver of an in-patient or in attendance with a patient for an out-patient procedure will continue to be required to provide:

  • Documented proof of their COVID-19 vaccination, with 14 days having passed since their second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
  • A negative community based PCR (polymerase chain reaction test) or a community-based antigen test result taken within 3 days before their visit.

For visiting hours and hospital policies, visit their website.

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