Melissa McDermott

April 9, 2020

Renfrew County Virtual Triage and Assessment Centre: new, 24/7 pandemic health-care service for residents

When Kim Sell, a home care provider, was visiting a client in a retirement home, she noticed the individual’s wound had deteriorated and required follow-up. Because the client doesn’t have a family physician, she contacted the Pembroke Regional Hospital about visiting the Emergency Department. That’s how Kim learned about the […]
March 27, 2020

New pandemic healthcare service: Renfrew County Virtual Triage and Assessment Centre

March 27, 2020 – In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Renfrew County Virtual Triage and Assessment Centre (RC VTAC) has launched today to strengthen access to primary care for all Renfrew County residents. The RC VTAC is a collaboration between Renfrew County Primary Care teams, the County of Renfrew […]
March 26, 2020

Arnprior Regional Health accepting donated medical supplies from the community

March 26, 2020 – Arnprior Regional Health (ARH) is now accepting donated medical supplies from local businesses and the broader community in order to ensure the Hospital and Grove Nursing Home have a longer-term supply during the COVID-19 pandemic. “We currently have sufficient supply to provide safe care; however, we […]
March 23, 2020

COVID-19 information and updates

*For the most up-to-date information and news, please visit Public Health Ontario here. General COVID-19 Information: Where do I find the most current information about the Renfrew County vaccination rollout? For up-to-date information about the COVID-19 vaccination rollout and details about how to book an appointment if you are eligible, […]
March 20, 2020

Arnprior Regional Health expands visitor restrictions to the Emergency Department

March 20, 2020 – Arnprior Regional Health (ARH) has expanded its visitor restrictions to include the Emergency Department as a preventative measure to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Visitor restrictions were previously put in place, and remain in effect, for the Grove Nursing Home and Inpatient Unit. As directed by the […]
March 19, 2020

Arnprior Regional Health postpones non-urgent clinical services in response to COVID-19

March 19, 2020 – Based on the recommendations of the Ontario Medical Association, Arnprior Regional Health (ARH) has put in place a planned approach to postpone non-urgent surgeries, procedures, clinics and diagnostics effective March 20 until April 3, 2020. This is a preventative measure to protect patients and staff against […]
March 14, 2020

Arnprior Regional Health restricts visitor access, implements active screening and limits building entrances

March 14, 2020 – Today, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Arnprior Regional Health (ARH) has implemented new preventative measures. This includes a new temporary policy that restricts visitor access to the Grove Nursing Home and the hospital, active screening at the hospital of all visitors, patients, and staff, and […]
March 13, 2020

Arnprior Regional Health takes new measures to help protect community against COVID-19

March 13, 2020 – Arnprior Regional Health (ARH) has taken preventative steps to help slow down the spread of COVID-19 in the hospital, Grove Nursing Home and the broader community. As a result, ARH has cancelled Seniors Active Living Centre programming (including the Men’s Shed) and the Adult Day Program […]
March 12, 2020

The Arnprior-McNab-Braeside Men’s Shed celebrates a successful first year of helping senior men and building a healthier community

March 12, 2020 – The Arnprior-McNab-Braeside Men’s Shed marked their 1st anniversary with an open house event to showcase to the community their projects and the positive impact the Men’s Shed has had on local senior men’s lives. “Men’s Sheds are actually all about helping men and building healthy communities,” […]
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