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COVID Outbreaks at Quinte Health
COVID Outbreaks at Quinte Health
There are currently two COVID Outbreaks at Belleville General Hospital (BGH), and one COVID Outbreak at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital (PECMH). BGH - Quinte 6  Patients on Quinte 6 may have 1 visitor at a time between 8am-8pm. Please check in at main nursing desk on unit. All visitors must self-screen for symptoms and exposures to COVID-19 before arriving on the unit Visitors must be masked at all times Visitors are NOT permitted to eat or drink in patient rooms Hand hygiene is required when entering and leaving patient rooms Patients are masked, as tolerated
North Hastings physicians exemplify Quinte Health’s “Stronger Together” value
At their September meeting, the Quinte Health Board of Directors took a moment to highlight the efforts of our team at North Hastings Hospital (NHH).  There have been other hospitals in Ontario, particularly small hospitals in rural areas, that had to close their Emergency Departments at times this summer because they could not staff the department. In fact, The Toronto Star recently reported that since July 2nd, Ontario hospitals have had to temporarily close their emergency departments 86 times due to staffing shortages. These unprecedented closures are incredibly concerning for our
Skills on display at the fall Skills Fair!
Quinte Health is having a Skills Fair! Team members have been invited to drop in to visit exciting stations hosted by a number of our departments and practitioners. Stations include hands-on, simulation-based engagement opportunities as well as takeaways, treats and swag! “We have reached the half-way mark in our 2022 Skills Fair and so far we have had more than 200 staff and students attend,” said Sarah Corkey, Director of Quality & Interprofessional Practice. “It has been so wonderful to see the passion and excitement for learning and as well to see how much fun our dedicated
Placing importance on Inclusive Care within BGH’s Quinte 7
Creating an environment in which patient diversity is recognized and supported is at the forefront of Belleville General Hospital’s Quinte 7 Maternal Child Unit. Inspired by patients, local care providers, and various resources from across Canada, the team is making changes in an effort to become more inclusive with their care.  “We have received feedback from our patients that some of our previous practices were not inclusive of how they were experiencing the birth of their child,” said Jennifer Faulkner, Patient Services Manager, Maternal Child Program.  “As a unit that strives
Yahtzee! New Learning & Education Board puts the fun in BGH’s Emergency Dept.
Playing games on company time is a risk that Belleville General Hospital’s Emergency Department (ED) is willing to take! Kathleen Kramer, Professional Practice Specialist, has taken the ED team huddle to the next level by rolling the dice on a new Learning and Education Board with themed trivia games! “Every month, Kathleen comes up with a new theme.  Last month it was Anemia, this month it is Sepsis. She has made this month into a Snakes & Ladders game,” explained Nicole Valade, Program Director of Emergency, Critical Care, Community and Rural Services.  “The intent is for
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