Coming to Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, Milton District Hospital or Georgetown Hospital for an appointment or to visit a patient will look a little different than it did at the beginning of the year.
- Entrances have been reduced, click here for more information.
- Everyone will be verbally screened for COVID-19
- Arrive on time for your appointment, please do not come too early. If you arrive too early, you may be asked to wait outside.
- Sanitize your hands when you enter the hospital and frequently during your visit
- Practice physical distancing of at least 6ft.
Total number of confirmed COVID-19 patients being cared for in each hospital: Total Cases *1
*Reported Daily at 12:01am
Halton Healthcare has started to gradually resume some non-urgent services that had been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Patients whose surgeries and procedures are being rescheduled will be contacted by their physician or the hospital. They will receive a call from the hospital in advance of their appointment to explain the new processes, including how to enter the building and specific arrival times.
Visiting a Patient
We have recently updated our Family Presence Policy and are gradually resuming visitors. We know that limiting visiting has been difficult for both patients and loved ones. We appreciate your continued patience as we work towards gradually opening for visitors in the safest way possible. Please click here to learn more about our visiting guidelines.
We have implemented some new ways for patients to connect with their family and friends while visiting restrictions are in place. Click here to request a facilitated virtual visit.
Our Restart Plan
Throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic the safety of our patients, staff and physicians continued to be our top priority. We restricted visitors with some exceptions and paused our non-urgent, elective surgeries and procedures. Our urgent and emergent surgeries, procedures and diagnostic tests continued.
Restart Plan – Phase 1
Ontario Health has granted Halton Healthcare approval to begin Phase I of our Restart Plan. This plan is divided into three phases and was developed thanks to the tremendous efforts of our teams, in collaboration with our health system partners. This means that we can now begin the gradual resumption of a limited range of elective activity including some mental health in-person counselling, diagnostic imaging, day surgery and procedures. Phase I does not involve elective cases that require a hospital length of stay.
As Phase 1 continues and is successful, we will require approval from Ontario Health to move into the next phases that will include additional surgeries involving hospital stays. Phase 2 involves short stay surgery where the expected length of stay is (less than 72 hours), CardioRespiratory procedures and other non-urgent clinical work.
Safely Reintroducing People into Our Buildings
Everyone who enters our buildings must go through a screening process. In preparing for the safe and gradual increase of patients and visitors within our hospitals, we have implemented new processes in our waiting rooms, public areas and food courts. This includes physical distancing measures, masking where physical distancing is a challenge, and staggering of appointment times.
At every step of the way through our restart, we must remain cautious and flexible to respond to the possibility of a second wave of COVID-19. Thank you for your support during these times.