Local hospitals implement safety procedures amidst COVID-19

The Listowel Wingham Hospitals Alliance will be doing what they can to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

President and CEO Karl Ellis says they are doing active screenings at both hospitals at the main entrances.

“Any patients or visitors will be met by somebody in personal protective equipment, and will be screened before they’re allowed in,” said Ellis.

Volunteer opportunities have also ended for the time being.

Starting Monday, outpatient care will be postponed, which includes specialist appointments or non-urgent procedures that may happen in the hospital.

Further updates and instructions will be followed up with those who have had appointments scheduled.