December 29, 2020 COVID-19 Update

29 December 2020

29 December 2020

New Years Eve Fireworks!

We are pleased to announce that the team at Cushman & Wakefield/Stevenson plan to host a fireworks display on New Year’s Eve for the patients and residents of Riverview Health Centre in memory of Patricia McGarry, a former RHC patient.    The fireworks show begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, December 31st.  Designated visitors are welcome to attend and watch the display from their loved one’s room.  Visitation will be extended on December 31stuntil 8:00 pm to accommodate the show.

Personal Care Home Update

As you are aware, we were notified on December 24th that a contracted/external staff member tested positive for COVID-19.   As a result, an outbreak was declared at Riverview Health Centre for our Personal Care Home units. This individual worked night shifts and had no directcontact with our patients or residents.  

There have been no new reported staff cases since then.  We have had no residents test positive for COVID-19.  

We continue to closely monitor our Residents, and will test for COVID-19 should any Residents develop symptoms. Out of an abundance of caution, communal activities have been suspended on our CD and 3W PCH units, including small group recreation events and group meals.  For now, Residents are provided care and assisted with meals in their rooms.  Recreation activities will be provided on a one to one basis.  Admissions to our Personal Care Home units have been temporarily suspended.  Designated caregiver visitation is proceeding as usual.

Program Update

There have been no new reported staff or patient cases on our program/hospital side of Riverview Health Centre.

Regular updates will be provided on this web page and our covid-19 phone line.  If you have questions specific to your loved one’s health condition, please contact the nursing staff on the unit.

Thank you for your ongoing understanding and support. We would like to assure the RHC community we are doing everything we can to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 at our facility. 

Happy New Year!  We wish you a happy and healthy 2021.

Sincerely,
RHC Senior Leadership Team