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Infection Prevention & Control


Groves Memorial Community Hospital is dedicated to providing quality health care.

  • To do so, we abide by the strictest infection prevention and control program in order to keep our patients, visitors and staff safe from hospital-acquired infections.
  • To do so, we heavily focus on educating our staff, patients and visitors, closely monitor infections and diseases, collaborate with all hospital departments ensuring that staff is abiding by the policies in place and attend regular meetings with the Infection Control Committee.

Our commitment and dedication to our Infection Prevention and Control programs help us reduce the risk of infection for patients, visitors and staff.

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, shortness of breath, sore throat, runny nose, or fever. 

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