from Bruyère on COVID-19
Bruyère is actively responding to the
situation with the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) as it unfolds, working closely
with Ottawa Public Health and our regional healthcare partners to follow all
appropriate guidelines to ensure the safety of our patients, residents,
families, volunteers, visitors and staff.
We are implementing additional preventative measures at all of our campuses. These
measures will include onsite screening at our entrances and visitor
restrictions. Visitors will only be permitted on compassionate grounds. All outpatient programs and clinics are closed as of March 16, 2020 until further notice.We will
also not be hosting public events or large gatherings on site.
The measures we are taking are preventative, in
order to protect the vulnerable people we serve and reduce risks for our staff,
physicians, volunteers and students.
To keep your loved
ones and all of our patients and residents safe, visits are
not permitted at
this time. Exceptions may be made on compassionate grounds.
For patients at
Bruyère, family members and loved ones should call
613-562-6262 between 9 a.m.
and 5 p.m. and ask to speak to the clinical manager on their
loved one’s unit
to make these arrangements.
For long-term care residents, family members
and loved ones should call the following numbers for each
site or email email@example.com to make arrangements.
- Saint-Louis Residence
– 613-562-6262 x 2520
Bruyère Residence - 613-562-6262 x 2505
We realize that visiting restrictions are not easy on anyone. Feeling connected is vital to our well-being. We encourage you to check in regularly digitally or by phone. Our volunteer teams have been working to find solutions to keep you connected during this time and have secured technologies to support video chats. If you would like to schedule a video chat with your loved one at Bruyère, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
OUTPATIENT PROGRAMS AND CLINICS
Based on our commitment to minimizing our patient's potential exposure to COVID-19, as of March 16, Bruyère has temporarily closed all of its outpatient programs and clinics until further notice.
This includes the following programs and clinics:
- Outpatient Geriatric Rehabilitation
- John and Jennifer Ruddy Geriatric Day Hospital
- Brain and Memory
- Outpatient Stroke Rehabilitation
- Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Patients and referred patients of these programs and clinics can phone 613 562 6262 and ask to be connected to these programs to get answers to questions related to their health, therapies, prescriptions and any treatments they were receiving at Bruyère.
Bruyère will be asked a series of questions. Anyone
traveled internationally in the last 14 days (the day you
return being day
zero), anyone displaying symptoms, or who could have
had close contact with someone who has symptoms, through
travel or otherwise,
will not be permitted to enter and will be directed to Ottawa Public Health’s website for the most up to date information.
The screening criteria will be subject to change as guidance evolves and we will continue to provide updates. Please follow the direction of the onsite screeners as they will have the most current information.
EVENTS AND MEETINGS AT OUR CAMPUSES
Bruyère will be
cancelling and not scheduling any public events or large
gatherings at our
campuses until further notice.
Please help us keep your
loved ones safe and postpone your visit.
For the latest updates on COVID-19 please visit the Ottawa Public Health website.