Visitors & COVID-19

To ensure the safety of our patients, staff and physicians and in compliance with the Ministry of Health, visitation at the Timmins and District Hospital (TADH) is operating with additional precautions in place. Effective July 19th, 2021 only Designated Care Partners are permitted visitation within the hospital. By entering our hospital as a Designated Care Partner you are agreeing to follow the guidelines listed and serve as a partner for safest possible hospital experience. Designated Care Partners are permitted one hour visits daily, between the hours of 11 AM and 8 PM. 

Effective Monday, February 7th, 2022 limited Designated Care Partner visitation has commenced at the Timmins and District Hospital. 

What is a Designated Care Partner (DCP)?
DCPs are more than visitors, they are crucial members of the care team, providing essential physical, emotional, social and spiritual support. These individuals are defined as a family member and/or person of significance in the life of the patient. All DCPs are identified by either the patient or Substitute Decision Maker (SDM). 

When you arrive:

  • Masks are required for the duration of your visit
  • Please sanitize your hands using the stations located at the main entrance
  • Proceed to the screening window, our screeners will complete the COVID-19 screening and confirm your visitation prior to entry in the building
  • We ask that all Designated Care Partners practice physical distancing for the duration of their stay.

Outpatient Designated Care Partner Visitation

Emergency Department, Diagnostic Imagining and Outpatient Clinics

One Designated Care Partner 

Inpatient Designated Care Partner Visitation

General Inpatients - TADH Main Site

The Timmins and District Hospital has declared a COVID-19 outbreak on November 17th, 2022 on the Medical 3CCC Unit (Third Floor) We continue to work closely with the Porcupine Health Unit to ensure the continued safety of our patients, staff and physicians. As a result of this announcement, Designated Care Partner visitation on this unit has been restricted until further notice.

Two Designated Care Partners with a maximum of one, one hour visits per day. Only one Designated Care Partner is permitted at the bedside at a time. 

General Inpatients - Off-Site Facility at St. Mary's Garden

Two Designated Care Partners with a maximum of one, one hour visits per day. Only one Designated Care Partner is permitted at the bedside at a time. 

Patients Giving Birth

Two Designated Care Partners. 

One Designated Care Partner will be permitted to visit at a time. 

Pediatric Patients 

Two Designated Care Partners. 

One Designated Care Partner will be permitted to visit at a time. 

Palliative Patients/Patients who are at end of life

Two Designated Care Partners. 

At no time are more than two DCPs allowed at the bedside at the same time. This may be restricted to one where physical distancing cannot be maintained. Additional DCPs may be considered, weighing the health and safety of all. Visits must be approved and scheduled in advance by contacting the patient unit directly. 

COVID-19 Probable or Positive Patients and Units in Outbreak and/or Isolation

For safety reasons no in-person visitation will be permitted. 

Exceptions for end of life and exceptional circumstances may be considered. 

Vaccination and Testing Requirements for Designated Care Partners

Outpatient Designated Care Partners

Outpatient DCPs will be asked for proof of full COVID-19 vaccination, if available, when they're screened at the entrance. Outpatient DCPs who are not fully vaccinated may be required to wear a higher level of PPE for the duration of their appointment or visit. 

Inpatient Designated Care Partners 

Inpatient Designated Care Partners will be asked for proof of full COVID-19 vaccination, if available, when they're screened at the entrance. Inpatient DCPs who are not fully vaccinated may be required to wear a higher level of PPE for the duration of their visit. 

Questions?
Contact the Timmins and District Hospital General Inquiries Line at 705-267-2131 or generalinquiries@tadh.com.

We understand the burden that this places on patients and their families and appreciate your patience and understanding as we continue to provide quality patient care during these unprecedented times.