SLMHC advises it is staying the course with COVID-19 precautions
Tim Brody - Editor
Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre (SLMHC) announced on May 20 it is staying the course with its visitor restrictions and following best practices set out by Ontario’s public health officials.
“At this time, our current visitor restrictions remain in place, and all policies such as mask wearing and screening at our entrances will continue,” Heather Lee, President and CEO of SLMHC stated in the news update. “We know this hasn’t been an easy time for anyone and everyone at our ECU and hospital looks forward to this pandemic ending. We really thank our patients, clients, staff and physicians for their patience and commitment to health and safety.”
“Yesterday (May 19), the province announced that hospitals meeting certain criteria are approved to resume non-emergent and non-urgent surgeries and procedures. SLMHC is preparing to implement a plan for resumption of these services and will begin to contact patients whose procedures were postponed or require booking, in accordance with the plan,” SLMHC informed.
SLMHC is joining public health officials in reminding everyone that the stay-at-home order was extended until June 2.
“Stay home, and enjoy the weather and time with your family while adhering to the Ontario restrictions. As the Ontario government has stated, the stay-at-home order is in place to help save lives and prevent Ontario hospitals from being overwhelmed, as well as allow more time to vaccinate Ontarians. Our entire team at SLMHC appreciates and thanks everyone we serve for their patience and continued adherence to public health guidelines,” Lee stated.
SLMHC further shared, “For those in Sioux Lookout looking for COVID-19 testing, please contact our Assessment Centre at 737-5880 to book an appointment. The Assessment Centre is receiving a high volume of calls so we remind the public to leave your name and phone number so we can call you back to book your appointment.”
Information about how COVID-19 is impacting SLMHC services and policies, including visitor restriction, can be viewed at www.slmhc.on.ca/covid19.
General information about COVID-19, including directions on self-isolation, self-monitoring, testing results, the rollout of the vaccine and public health best practices, can be viewed at www.nwhu.on.ca/covid19.