Novel Cornoavirus (COVID-19): What You Should Know

 

The 2019 Novel Cornoavirus (COVID-19).


Learn about our preparedness and our updated policies to protect patients and staff.

 

 

 

 

The health and safety of our patients and staff is our top priority. Our policies regarding office visits, outpatient procedures and inpatient surgeries have changed. This is in response to the guidance we have recveived from Vancouver Coastal Healthhttps://www.fraserhealth.ca/, BC Ministry of Health, College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC and the World Health Organization.

 

It can be challenging to identify people who are infected. Many of the people for whom we care are elderly or immunocompromised becasue of cancer, so it's important for all of us to closely follow steps to protect themselves. Limiting contact to only that which is essential is important to preventing spread of COVID-19. Furthermore, the hospital has been shown to be a site of increased risk for acquisition of disease.

 

We are closely monitoring the situation which continues to change rapidly. We will update our policies accordingly.

 

Please cancel your OFFICE or HOSPITAL appointment by calling us if you have any of the following:

  • Fever, cough or shortness of breath
  • Contact with someone infected by COVID-19
  • Travel outside of Canda wihin the last 14 days
  • Awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test
  • Advised to self-isolate at home by a health authority