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 COVID-19 update

Patient & Visitor Entrances

During COVID-19, patients are being asked to enter through designated entrances.
Please refer to the maps below for information on how to access our facilities:

Screening

All visitors and patients will be screened upon entry to the hospital. During screening you will be asked a few health assessment questions to ensure safety of our patients, staff, visitors and community.

You can pre-screen yourself using THP’s online self-screening tool for patients and essential visitors:
https://screening.thp.ca/

For information on how to use the tool before coming to the hospital, visit THP’s Online Self-Screening for Patients and Essential Visitors.

Mandatory Masking Policy

For the health and safety of THP, masks MUST be worn at all times.

Visitors can wear their own 3-layered masks or a mask will also be provided to them while in the hospital.

Birthing Support Person Policy during COVID Pandemic

In response to the rise of COVID-19 cases within our community, THP is having to make difficult but necessary changes to our visitor policy to protect our patients, families, staff and our community.

All support persons are required to pass screening at the hospital entrance prior to entry. If your support person is feeling unwell we ask that they not come to the hospital. If your support person does not pass screening they will not be permitted in the hospital.

Patient Population/ Unit

Number & Frequency of Visits Permitted at THP

Labour Assessment Unit

  • No support person permitted

Birthing Suites

  • 2 essential support persons may be present for labour and birth
  • For scheduled caesarean sections, 1 essential support person may be present for the duration of patient’s admission in hospital (surgery, recovery & postpartum).
  • No switching out of visitors
  • No children or siblings

Obstetrics/ Mother Baby Unit

  • 1 essential support person for duration of hospitalization (The essential support person is one of the 2 BSU support persons)
  • Unlimited length of visit
  • No switching out of visitors
  • Gynecology and Antepartum admissions – 2 essential visitors are permitted at each visit. 1 visit per day for a maximum of 2 hours. Visiting hours: 1 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Neonatal Intensive Care

  • 2 essential support persons may be at the bedside
  • 1 essential support person permitted for overnight stay
  • Unlimited length of stay
  • No children or siblings

Breastfeeding/Jaundice Follow up Clinic

  • Only 1 support person is permitted to accompany the newborn for the outpatient visit.

All support persons will be permitted in the hospital only once mom is admitted to Birthing Suites and physically transferred to a Birthing Room. We ask all support persons to wait in their vehicle until contacted and asked to come into the hospital.

Children - Trillium Health Partners recognizes this is a very difficult time for many and planning child care during your admission may be a challenge. We ask that you please start planning and make arrangements for child care well in advance to your due date. The hospital does not provide child care and children are not permitted to visit.

click to open Birthing Support Person Policy pdf file 

Information for Support Persons

Support persons will have limited in and out privileges.

Families are encouraged to bring all the supplies they will need for their whole stay when they are admitted for labour.

This includes:

For Mom

For Baby

  • Your health card
  • Extra insurance information (if applicable)
  • pen to fill out forms
  • Discardable underwear
  • Clothing
  • Personal hygiene products/Toiletries
  • Maxi pads/maternity pads
  • Two pillows
  • Breastfeeding pillow
  • Snacks for partner
  • Car Seat (required)
  • Diapers
  • Baby wipes
  • Blankets
  • Several outfits
  • Mild baby soap
  • Hat
  • Mittens, socks or booties

 

For infection prevention purposes, our nourishment centers are closed. Microwaves and fridges are not available to warm or store food at this time.

COVID-19 Patient Testing

All our patients are tested for COVID-19 prior to/or upon admission to the hospital.

Admission to Birthing Suites

    • All patients admitted to the hospital will be tested for COVID upon admission

Induction of Labour

    • Your Delivering Provider will schedule you to have your COVID test completed at the Labour Assessment Unit 48 hours prior to your scheduled induction.

Elective Scheduled Cesarean Sections

    • You will be contacted by the Registration Centre to schedule a COVID test at the Credit Valley Drive Through Testing Centre. Testing will be scheduled 96 hours prior to your scheduled procedure.

Credit Valley Hospital
COVID-19 Drive-Thru Assessment Centre

Level 1 of the parking garage across from H Block.
By appointment only
Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Self-isolation

If you have been tested for COVID-19 prior to admission, you will be provided with instructions on how to self-isolate at home until you’re admitted to the hospital.

HOW TO SELF-ISOLATE

Stay home

  • Do not go to work, school or other public places.
  • Stay home unless you need to get tested or require emergency medical care.
  • Do not use public transportation, taxis or rideshares.

Avoid contact with others

  • No visitors unless essential (e.g., care providers)
  • Stay away from seniors and people with chronic medical conditions (e.g., diabetes, lung problems, immune deficiency).
  • As much as possible, stay in a separate room away from other people in your home and use a separate bathroom if you have one.
  • Make sure that shared rooms have good airflow (e.g., open windows).
  • If these steps are not possible, keep a distance of at least 2 metres from others at all times.

Keep your distance

  • If you are in a room with other people, keep a distance of at least 2 metres and wear a mask or face covering that covers your nose and mouth.
  • People should wear a mask when they are in the same room as you.

Wash your hands

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water.
  • Dry your hands with a paper towel or with cloth towel that no one else will share.
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.

Experiencing Symptoms of COVID-19

When to be tested

  • You are showing COVID-19 symptoms:
  • Have been exposed to a confirmed case, as notified by your public health unit or the COVID Alert app
  • See our Assessment Centre page for more information on testing criteria.

Booking a COVID-19 Test

For information about booking a COVID-19 test at THP, see our Assessment Centre page

After Testing

Your COVID-19 test result can be accessed online via provincial COVID-19 website https://covid19results.ehealthontario.ca:4443/ within 24-48 hours.

When to seek urgent medical care

If you experience one of the following changes in your health, seek medical help right away:

  • If it becomes harder to breathe
  • If you can't drink anything
  • If you feel very unwell

Report to your closest hospital emergency department.

If you have chest pains or serious difficulty breathing, this could be a life-threatening emergency. Call 9-1-1 immediately.

If you experience heavy vaginal bleeding, you begin to feel labour contractions, your water breaks or your experience a decrease in your baby’s movements, please call the hospital ahead of arrival and tell them that you have been tested for COVID-19.

Credit Valley Hospital
Labour Assessment Unit
(905)-813-4797

Mississauga Hospital
Labour Assessment Unit
(905)-848-7385

Prevention

The basic protection against COVID-19 is the same for everyone, although even more important if you are pregnant.

  • Follow public health guidance about gatherings both indoors and outdoors.
  • Wear a clean mask to cover your nose and mouth.
    • Remember to not touch or adjust your mask when it is on your face.
    • Remove your mask by holding onto the straps and pulling it carefully away from your face.
  • Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly.
  • Avoid situations where you are exposed to person with COVID-19,
  • Talk to your prenatal care provider about the COVID-19 vaccine.

COVID Vaccine

If you have any questions and you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning to become pregnant, speak with your health-care provider about COVID-19 vaccine.

To learn more about COVI-19 vaccination in pregnancy or while breastfeeding from the following.

Provincial Council for Maternal and Child Health Website
https://www.pcmch.on.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/COVID-19-Vaccine-Information-Sheet-2021_04_28.pdf

The Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada Website
https://www.pregnancyinfo.ca/covid/

Resources

Provincial Council for Maternal and Child Health Website
https://www.pcmch.on.ca/

The Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada Website
https://www.pregnancyinfo.ca/covid/