Coronavirus Update

Coronavirus Update

Keeping Everyone Safe

WDMH may look a little different – but our commitment to caring for you hasn’t changed!  As of July 4th, everyone must self-screen at the door and must wear masks. We want our patients to feel safe when they come to WDMH – and we have taken every precaution to ensure that. 

 

PLEASE NOTE:  Visitor guidelines are changing. Learn more about the current guidelines.  

 

Getting the Vaccine

Vaccines are safe, effective, and the best way to protect you and those around you from serious illnesses like COVID-19. Learn more about Ontario's vaccination program here: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/covid-19-vaccines-ontario
Read about vaccine considerations for people living with cancer


Coming to WDMH 

  • Between 6:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. on weekdays and 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on weekends:
    • Please use the main entrance, including obstetrics and support person, chemotherapy, dialysis, and ambulatory care patients.
    • Emergency patients should use the Emergency Department entrance. 
  • All other times:
    • Everyone should use the Emergency Department entrance. 
  • Everyone must self-screen and wear a mask.

  • The Emergency Department is open if you have an emergency. We have precautions in place to keep everyone safe.

  • WDMH recognizes that it is difficult to be apart from family members who are in the hospital. Unfortunately, we are only able to accept essential items at this time. Items must be 'wipeable' to support stringent infection control practices to keep everyone safe. Essential items include: glasses, hearing aids, dentures, medications, shoes for rehabilitation, clothes on day of discharge  (not earlier), communication devices such as iPads or tablets (that staff can wipe down).  Please place items in a plastic bag and clearly label the package.

  • Floral deliveries will be accepted at the Main Lobby desk or ER screening desk, depending on the delivery time and day of the week. The flowers will be picked up and delivered to the patient. 

  • Click here for details about bringing food and drink to WDMH

  • For details about changes to the Obstetrics Unit, visit www.wdmh.on.ca/obstetrics.

COVID-19 Assessment Centre in Winchester

 

The Assessment Centre is now closed. For full details about the Assessment Centre, visit www.wdmh.on.ca/assessmentcentre 

  

Anyone experiencing severe symptoms such as difficulty breathing should call 911 or go to the hospital emergency room. 

 

Get the Facts


To reduce the spread of germs including the flu and COVID-19, remember to:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, or use hand sanitizer
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth unless you have just cleaned your hands
  • Cover your cough and sneeze with a tissue or into your arm, not your hand
  • Wear a mask when indoors in public places and when physical distancing is difficult. 
  • Stay home if you’re sick

For the latest information about Coronavirus, please visit credible websites such as:

During this time of increased pressure, the professionalism and compassion of the WDMH team is to be commended. 
Thank you for your understanding as we work together to protect everyone’s safety and well-being.