Update from SLMHC

As we enter the Easter long weekend, we hope you are doing well and want to remind everyone that visitor restrictions remain in place at SLMHC’s hospital site and the William A. George Extended Care site (ECU). Our team at SLMHC would like to thank everyone for their understanding during a very challenging time. We acknowledge that this restriction is difficult and often creates sadness for both you and your loved ones, especially during the holiday weekend.   We want to remind everyone that our staff is providing opportunities for video visitation at both sites.  To arrange a video visit with a resident at extended care, please call (807) 737-3030 ext. 4575, and to arrange a video visit with a patient at the hospital please email slmhcconnect@slmhc.on.ca.

We continue to monitor COVID-19 testing and results on a daily basis to ensure we have the most up-to-date information to assist with our planning. As previously announced by the Northwestern Health Unit, there is only 1 confirmed case in the community of Sioux Lookout at this time.

Over the past week, we created 10 new transitional care spaces at ECU in an effort to create more space at the hospital during the pandemic.  Please be advised that while we moved patients who were awaiting a long term care bed in the hospital, we also increased the number of staff at ECU to meet their care needs and help them feel settled in their new location. The safety of our staff, physicians, patients, and residents remains our utmost priority.

Easter Flower Deliveries: We are happy to deliver the flowers that arrive to patients and residents. Please be advised that all outside packaging will be discarded prior to the flowers being brought into the hospital and ECU.  This is a requirement to ensure that our patients and residents remain safe and help to reduce any potential spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Our entire team wishes each of you an enjoyable long weekend and a Happy Easter.  Regardless of how you would normally choose to celebrate this holiday, we want to remind you that this one will be different as it relates to gatherings. Please remember all requirements for staying at home and visiting family and friends through virtual technology remain in place.

Stay well and together we can help stop the spread of COVID-19.