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Infection Prevention and Control

Coronavirus Information for Patients and Families
Groves Memorial Community Hospital is actively monitoring the situation with the novel Wuhan coronavirus (2019-nCoV) as it unfolds. At this time, the Public Health Agency of Canada states that the risk to Canadians is low. For more detailed information on the status of the virus and risk to Canadians, please visit the Public Health Agency of Canada or Ontario Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care websites.

What measures are we taking to prevent transmission of the virus?

Enhanced screening of patients, as well as, recent travel history, helps us to quickly identify patients who have signs and symptoms of infection. 

Information for patients

If you have a clinic appointment, test or other procedure scheduled, and have any of the following symptoms, please call to see if you should still come to the hospital. 
Symptoms to watch for:
  • Fever
  • Cough 
  • Shortness of breath 
  • Full-body rash 
  • Diarrhea 
It is important that you let your care team know about any recent travel. 

Information for hospital visitors

Please do not come to the hospital to visit family or friends if you are feeling ill. This includes if you have a rash, vomiting, diarrhea, cough, sore throat, runny nose, or fever. 
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  • 235 Union Street East, Fergus, ON N1M 1W3
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