Beginning Nov. 1, guests at London Well being Sciences Centre (LHSC) will probably be topic to a COVID-19 vaccine coverage.
Underneath present pandemic protocols, LHSC solely permits “care companions” to go to or accompany sufferers. Typically members of the family or shut associates, these guests usually have a data of the affected person’s medical historical past, life-style and private values.
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“Social guests,” that are conventional guests not recognized as a care companion, aren’t allowed at the moment.
Underneath the upcoming vaccine coverage, all care companions will probably be required to indicate proof of full vaccination towards COVID-19 earlier than they will acquire entry.
The coverage doesn’t apply to sufferers and LHSC advises individuals to not delay looking for or receiving care based mostly on vaccination standing.
LHSC’s chief medical officer Dr. Adam Dukelow says there will probably be restricted exceptions to the coverage, together with these supporting labouring sufferers and fogeys or guardians accompanying youngsters to appointments.
Guests who fall underneath the exceptions may even be topic to extra protocols geared toward decreasing the unfold of COVID-19.
“These which might be allowed within the constructing that aren’t vaccinated as care companions will probably be requested to go on to the affected person room of the affected person they’re serving to to take care of and never go to any public areas, comparable to cafeterias or different components of the constructing, and will probably be required to put on a masks throughout their complete go to,” Dukelow stated.
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Final week, LHSC shared the outcomes of one other vaccine coverage that focused employees.
The coverage had given staff till Oct. 22 to supply proof of vaccination or proof of an accommodated exemption.
The hospital community says 84 staff will probably be fired after they failed to fulfill the deadline and “fewer than 5” physicians have had their privileges suspended as a result of identical motive.
One other 81 staff who dedicated to turning into totally vaccinated have been positioned on unpaid go away and can resume duties as soon as they obtain their second dose.
The firings make up for lower than one per cent of the entire variety of individuals LHSC employs.
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