Whether you are a patient, visitor or staff, when you arrive at Queensway Carleton Hospital, you will see handwash stations set up at each entrance and outside patient rooms. We are asking all patients and visitors to wash their hands before and after entering the hospital and before and after entering a patient room.
As part of Ontario’s new normal, we are also asking you to self screen before entering the hospital.
What is self screening?
Here is a checklist of questions to ask yourself before entering QCH. Do you have:
- A new cough (not associated with your current illness)
- A fever
- Shortness of breath (worse than usual)
- Severe headache (worse than usual)
- Unexplained muscle aches
- Unexplained extreme fatigue
- Vomiting and/or diarrhea
If you answer yes to one or more of these questions, please leave the hospital and visit your family physician or closest Emergency Department. This applies to patients and visitors.