April 01, 2020
Woodingford Lodge accepting patients waiting for long-term care
Woodstock site is preparing to accept up to eight temporary long-term care residents this week in an agreement with Woodstock Hospital
At the request of the Local Health Integration Network, Woodingford Lodge-Woodstock is preparing to accept up to eight long-term care patients from Woodstock Hospital this week. These are patients who are awaiting admission into long-term care and are only occupying hospital beds because there are no long-term care beds available to them at the moment.
The new temporary residents from the hospital will arrive between April 3 and April 6. The residents will be swabbed and isolated for 14 days on arrival and will be housed in their own area with dedicated staff caring for them under the same guidelines and protocols we adhere to for all our residents. This agreement with Woodstock Hospital is for Woodingford’s Woodstock site only and does not affect Ingersoll or Tillsonburg sites.
This is an important support we can provide as a partner in our local healthcare system. Moving people who are not sick out of the hospital to an adapted space in our facility allows Woodstock Hospital staff to focus on people who need medical care under these extraordinary circumstances. We appreciate the support of our employees through this, and assure our residents and families that their health and safety is our chief priority.
Peter Crockett, P. Eng.
Chief Administrative Officer