COVID-19 outbreak declared on the Inpatient Unit

February 2, 2022 – Yesterday, under the guidance of Renfrew County and District Health Unit (RCDHU), a COVID-19 outbreak was declared on Arnprior Regional Health’s Inpatient Unit.

There is currently confirmation of one positive staff case and eight patient cases associated with the outbreak and no other confirmed cases at this time. Due to the outbreak, visitor access to the Inpatient Unit has been paused except for visitors of end-of-life patients.

In partnership with RCDHU, the Arnprior Regional Health’s Infection Prevention and Control and Occupational Health and Safety teams have implemented the necessary outbreak protocols to protect the health and safety of patients and staff. This includes:

  • Contact tracing and testing
  • Isolation protocols
  • Enhanced cleaning of high-touch areas
  • Increased PPE measures for staff

The outbreak has not impacted patient access to the Emergency Department, Diagnostic Imaging or Outpatient Clinics.

During the temporary pause to visitor access, family and friends can stay connected with patients on the Inpatient Unit through video chats (please arrange with the team) and telephone calls.

About Arnprior Regional Health

Arnprior Regional Health (ARH) is a progressive 141-bed organization that includes a fully accredited community hospital, nursing home, primary health care centre and extensive community programs. ARH is a regional hub with a strong history of providing exemplary care to the residents of West Ottawa, McNab/Braeside, Arnprior and Mississippi Mills. As your partner in health, ARH is committed to listening to and responding to meet the needs of those we serve, because together, we create a healthy community.

For more information:

Melissa McDermott

Communications Manager

Arnprior Regional Health

[email protected]