Montreal hospital visitors require proof of vaccination, but exceptions apply – Montreal | The Canadian News

Starting October 15, if you visit a Quebec hospital, you must show proof of vaccination.

The rule applies to health care facilities, including hospitals, long-term care homes, clinics, and nursing homes.

But different institutions have different exceptions.

At the MUHC, visitors to the hospital are asked for their vaccination passports, but people who come for treatment and some people who accompany them can stay regardless of their vaccination status.

On MUHC Entry to outpatient clinics will be allowed, caregivers accompanying a patient who requires assistance with mobility, translation, cognitive impairment.

For the inpatient unit, caregivers visiting a patient who is at the end of his life, in labor, who cannot consent to their care, and who needs assistance that the hospital does not, is allowed in. can provide.

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Visitors, however, must follow certain rules, such as wearing masks at all times, staying in the patient’s room, waiting room or exam room, keeping a distance of two meters from others, especially if they are eating or drinking, and not using common areas such as restaurants or shops.

Children’s hospitals like Montréal Children’s Hospital they have different exceptions.

Emergency and outpatient children up to age 18 can be accompanied by a parent or caregiver, even if they do not have the COVID-19 vaccine.

For inpatients, two essential caregivers are also allowed in and given a designated bracelet.

But the siblings of a patient under the age of 12, who are not vaccinated, are not admitted as the fourth wave of the pandemic is ongoing, until further notice.

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“It was very important to us that all of our pediatric patients up to 18 years of age received the support from parents or caregivers that the institution cannot provide while ensuring that we comply with the rules,” said Alexandra Black, Quality Improvement Manager at the Montreal Children’s Hospital.

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At the Sainte-Justine Hospital, exceptions include the caregiver of a patient who is outside the clinic. They can accompany you to your appointments or if you are hospitalized. The spouse or caregiver of a patient who is giving birth is also exempt, as well as the patient’s siblings who are under 12 years of age.

The Québec government has provided a frame of reference, but each health center can modify it to provide adequate care for its particular clientele.

Check your hospital website for rules before you leave.

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