Woodingford Lodge in Woodstock is going to start accepting up to eight long term care patients from the Woodstock Hospital this week. The residents will be swabbed and isolated for 14 days upon arrival.
OXFORD COUNTY - Woodingford Lodge is going to start accepting up to eight long term care patients from the Woodstock Hospital this week.
These are patients who are waiting for admission into long term care and are only occupying hospital beds, because there are no long term care beds available right now. Oxford County CAO Peter Crockett says the new patients will arrive this week.
"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."
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Director of Woodingford Lodge Mark Dager explains below, the current state of Woodingford and the protocols that will be in place in accepting these new patients: