Ross Memorial Hospital - Kawartha Lakes
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Admitted patients with COVID-19: 0

*Current as of July 17, 2024. Updated by noon, Monday - Friday*

Local COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

For information about the COVID-19 Vaccine, please visit the provincial website

Enhanced Measures in Place at RMH

All contractors and outside vendors must adhere to Ross Memorial Hospital’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. This includes submitting a COVID-19 Attestation Form and following the hospital's guidelines

Limiting entrances to hospital

Note - Admitting (south) and Administrative (west) entrances are reserved for COVID-19 Assessment only. 

Visiting Restrictions and Protocols – May 6, 2024

Subject to change without notice. Some exceptions apply. 

RMH strongly encourages eligible community members to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to help ensure the safest possible environment for everyone.

RMH’s visitation restrictions/protocols are as follows:

Visitors must pass COVID-19 and Influenza symptom screening upon entry (see below), sanitize their hands, and take a medical-grade mask provided by the hospital. If a medical condition prevents someone from wearing a mask, please arrange an alternative with our care team.

Masking is OPTIONAL throughout the hospital, though they are recommended in the Emergency Department. Visitors may still be required to wear a mask if they were granted permission to visit a patient through one of our exemptions and the visitor is ill. E.g. the visitor has respiratory symptoms but their family member is at end of life.

Visitors are not to eat or drink while inside RMH, unless in the Reflections Café or hospital cafeteria.

RMH will remain mask friendly in all areas.

Visiting Hours

Inpatient units: Seven days a week, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Visitor Information/Screening Information

Visitors must enter through the main entrance. Visitors will be denied entry if:

COVID-19 positive/suspected patients will be permitted Two Designated Visitors or Essential Care Givers, but they may only see the patient then leave hospital right away. Please discuss visiting a COVID-19 positive.suspected patient with their health care team. 

We continue to offer Virtual Visits (video calls) to support patients and loved ones staying connected. Learn more.



Visitors will be permitted based on patient needs and unit activity.

Surgical Outpatient and Procedural Patients who require sedation

Care Packages for Patients

It's hard being away from your loved one in hospital. You can send them a care package to let them know you're thinking of them. Please label your package (patient's name and room #) and drop it off at the main entrance from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please limit your care package to essential items only: