Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Middlesex Hospital Alliance continues to monitor the situation with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Our hospital is in close contact with the Middlesex-London Health Unit, the Ministry of Health and other agencies to help guide decision-making and receive updates on the virus.

For more information on the status of the virus, please ensure you reference credible sources of information, such as the Ministry of Health updates and Middlesex London Health Unit fact sheet.

What steps is Middlesex Hospital Alliance taking to prevent transmission of the virus?

Screening patients for symptoms is being done in points of entry such as the Emergency Department, Patient Registration, and Ambulatory Care. This screening, together with recent travel history, helps us to identify patients who have signs and symptoms of infection.

It is important to remember that we are in influenza season and there are other respiratory illnesses circulating in the community. If you have a cough, shortness of breath, or a fever, you will be required to put on a mask when you enter the hospital. This is to protect others. Everyone is encouraged to use hand sanitizer upon arrival and when leaving the hospital.

For those with non-life threatening illnesses and injuries, we ask you to consider the following options before coming to the Emergency Department:

Non-emergency medical assistance: First call your family doctor, nurse practitioner or their on-call service. If not available, consider visiting a walk-in clinic or urgent care centre.

Health-related advice from a Registered Nurse 24/7: Call Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000.

Serious medical injuries and conditions: Call 911 or go to an Emergency Department.

 

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