Enhanced Visitor Restrictions in Place at WMRH

Dec 27, 2021

Western Health is advising that temporary restrictions are being implemented at Western Memorial Regional Hospital due to ongoing investigations related to COVID-19.

Effective December 28, in certain circumstances, a patient may have one consistent support person while they are in hospital. A support person is an individual who is considered to be vital to a patient’s physical care and mental well-being. The health care team will work with families to determine who the support person will be for each patient.

In addition, the following guidelines apply:

  • Pediatric in-patients are permitted to have both parents/guardians as support persons, and one of these individuals may be present at a time.
  • Labour and delivery patients may have an identified support person.
  • For direction on palliative care and end-of-life visitation, please discuss visitation with the health care team. 

Western Health understands the impact visitors restrictions may have and will provide an update when possible.

Individuals with questions may contact their loved one’s health care team.

Virtual visitation can be an alternate way to connect with loved ones during these visitor restrictions. To arrange for a virtual visit, please also discuss your request with the care team.

At this time, all individuals who go to the emergency department and appointments at Western Memorial Regional Hospital are asked to go alone, unless a support person is required. One parent can accompany children in the emergency department or for other appointments.

These precautions are in place to protect those who are most vulnerable. Western Health would like to thank the public for their understanding and co-operation at this time.