SLMHC, ECU providing Video-Visitation service during COVID-19 pandemic
Tim Brody - Editor
With visitor/escort restrictions in place at Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre’s (SLMHC) hospital and William A. George Extended Care (ECU), the health centre is offering video visitations so family members can stay connected with patients and residents.
“We know this is difficult on families, residents and patients when you cannot see your loved one. We would like to help to minimize the anxiety for everyone by supporting virtual face-to-face visits through video,” SLMHC shared on Facebook on March 27.
“To connect with a resident living at William A. George Extended Care site, call (807) 737-3030 ext. 4575.
“To connect with a patient at Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre site, email [email protected] State your name, phone number, desired time for a video-visitation and patient you wish to connect with. Someone will get back to you within two business days,” the health centre shared.
The management and staff of SLMHC’s ECU provided the following update on March 25.
“As announced last week, ECU has implemented visitor restrictions and a screening station at our entrance. These necessary precautions have been put in place to keep our residents safe and healthy, and we thank you for your patience and understanding.
“Rest assured that we continue to provide excellent health care for our 20 residents here at ECU, as well as many activities throughout the week.
“We are practising social-distancing, but that doesn’t stop us from arranging for fun activities to entertain our residents. We continue with baking, exercising, sing-alongs and other activities. We also continue to celebrate birthdays!”
“As we work to keep our residents connected to their loved ones, we have been emailing photos to families. If you haven’t received photos or want to ensure you are included on photos of your family member at ECU, please contact us and provide your email address.”