Media Releases

April 28, 2020

Renfrew County Virtual Triage and Assessment Centre results in 74% of patients avoiding a likely Emergency Department visit

April 28, 2020 – Early data shows that 74 per cent of patients assessed by the Renfrew County Virtual Triage and Assessment Centre (RC VTAC) would otherwise likely visit an Emergency Department and/or call the 9-1-1 Service to address non-emergency health concerns. “The RC VTAC provides Renfrew County residents who […]
April 14, 2020

Renfrew County Virtual Triage and Assessment Centre assesses approximately 1,500 patients since go-live

April 14, 2020 – The Renfrew County Virtual Triage and Assessment Centre (RC VTAC) has now assessed approximately 1,500 patients since it launched on March 27, 2020. Care is provided 24/7 by a physician, community paramedic and/or nurse practitioner to Renfrew County residents who do not have a family physician […]
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 […]
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