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  • April 7: Lindsay hospital prepared for COVID-19 surge
    Whitnall, Catherine, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 7 Apr 2020     Ross Memorial Hospital reports that they are ready to combat a COVID-19 surge with testing results within 24-48 hours, a dedicated unit for COVID-19 patient care, and have emptied beds through a concerted effort between the hospital, the province, community partners, and patients and families.
    Whitnall, Catherine, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 7 Apr 2020   Ross Memorial Hospital reports that they are ready to combat a COVID-19 ...
  • April 13: Ross Memorial's pandemic strategy continues to evolve
    Kawartha Lakes This Week, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 13 Apr 2020     Ross Memorial Hospital has taken a number of steps to meet current and anticipated community needs such as opening a COVID-19 assessment centre, establishing a dedicated unit to care for positive-tested patients, created capacity for a potential surge of in-patients with up to 103 beds available by May, and launched ...
    Kawartha Lakes This Week, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 13 Apr 2020   Ross Memorial Hospital has taken a number of steps to meet current ...
  • March 15: Ross Memorial Hospital opens drive-thru COVID-19 assessment centre
    Kawartha Lakes This Week, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 15 Mar 2020     Due to increasing need for COVID-19 assessment in Kawartha Lakes, Ross Memorial Hospital opened a drive-thru assessment centre. Individuals seeking assessment were required to complete the online self-assessment or call Telehealth or the Public Health unit prior to visiting the assessment centre. Those who were advise to go for assessment ...
    Kawartha Lakes This Week, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 15 Mar 2020   Due to increasing need for COVID-19 assessment in Kawartha Lakes, Ross Memorial ...
  • March 17: Ross Memorial closes COVID-19 drive-thru assessment centre
    Kawartha Lakes This Week, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 17 Mar 2020     Ross Memorial Hospital closed its drive-thru assessment centre operating out of its ambulance bay as it was not a sustainable solution and updated their model based on community feedback and Ministry of Health guidelines. The updated assessment centre model had patients call to speak with a nurse or doctor for ...
    Kawartha Lakes This Week, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 17 Mar 2020   Ross Memorial Hospital closed its drive-thru assessment centre operating out of its ...
  • March 21: How does COVID-19 testing work in Kawartha Lakes?
    Kawartha Lakes This Week, 21 Mar 2020     Following the announcement of the first positive case of COVID-19 in Kawartha Lakes on March 14, the hospital introduced a temporary ‘drive-thru’ assessment centre in its ambulance bay. On March 18 the hospital implemented a new assessment model in response to community feedback and guidelines from the Ministry of Health. ...
    Kawartha Lakes This Week, 21 Mar 2020   Following the announcement of the first positive case of COVID-19 in Kawartha ...
  • March 26: Paramedics do at-home COVID-19 testing
        The Community Paramedic, Kawartha Lakes Paramedic Services, tested people at home that were unable to get transportation to the assessment centre or had mobility issues making them unable to leave home.
      The Community Paramedic, Kawartha Lakes Paramedic Services, tested people at home that ...
  • March 21: Photos from the COVID-19 Assessment Centre
        Jamie Schmale, MP for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock, toured the COVID-19 Assessment and Testing Centre at the Lindsay Fairgrounds.
      Jamie Schmale, MP for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock, toured the COVID-19 Assessment and Testing ...
  • March 24: In-home testing available for Kawartha Lakes residents
    Whitnall, Catherine, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 24 Mar 2020     Kawartha Lakes residents who had COVID-19 symptoms and needed to be tested, but didn’t have access to a vehicle, were able to obtain in-home assessments. The Ross Memorial Hospital, in partnership with Kawartha Lakes Paramedic Services, started booking appointments for in-home assessment and testing. The hospital ran offsite assessment and ...
    Whitnall, Catherine, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 24 Mar 2020   Kawartha Lakes residents who had COVID-19 symptoms and needed to be tested, ...
  • March 24: Emergency supports still available in Kawartha Lakes
    Whitnall, Catherine, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 24 Mar 2020     Many emergency supports were still available to access in Kawartha Lakes during the COVID-19 pandemic though they changed how they could be accessed. Supports included food banks, mental health support, outreach programs, support for children, seniors assistance programs and pet care. Many locations asked that people needing services call in ...
    Whitnall, Catherine, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 24 Mar 2020   Many emergency supports were still available to access in Kawartha Lakes during ...
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