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Belleville and Quinte West COVID-19 assessment centre winterization plans
Belleville and Quinte West COVID-19 assessment centre winterization plans
As winter looms ahead with the promise of inclement weather, the COVID-19 assessment centres in Belleville and Quinte West are winterizing their set-ups. This will temporarily cause disruptions to operations. Large Quonset (tunnel) tents are being erected at both assessment centre sites.  On Saturday, December 5th, the Belleville COVID-19 assessment centre will be temporarily closed for the day to allow for tent installation. Anyone seeking a COVID-19 swab will be directed to the Quinte West COVID-19 assessment centre. On Sunday, December 6th, the Quinte West COVID-19 assessment
QHC Implementing Further Visiting Restrictions
Quinte Health Care (QHC) has created a new “Care Partners and Visiting During COVID‐19” policy, which provides a predictable and transparent approach to who is permitted to enter Quinte Health Care hospitals during the COVID‐19 pandemic. The policy, which is being implemented gradually this week, applies to all QHC hospitals and all individuals attending a QHC patient (including during an emergency visit, outpatient appointment and inpatient stay). “With COVID‐19 cases on the rise in our communities, we feel that now is the time to take appropriate and measured steps to
How to get tested for COVID-19
COVID-19 Testing: The Ontario government has released an online COVID-19 Self-Assessment tool, which you are asked to use before booking a COVID-19 test. There is a version for students/parents/school staff and also one for the average adult. This self-assessment will help you determine whether a COVID-19 test is warranted. Please click here for more information about Who Should Be Tested For COVID-19. Please Do Not go to the emergency department for the purpose of COVID-19 testing. Book an appointment at one of the assessment centres. Click here for more information on
Loyalist students build shelter for Belleville’s COVID-19 assessment centre staff
Loyalist College students building a shelter
A group of 14 students from Loyalist College's Carpentry and Renovation Techniques and Technician programs are constructing a small insulated shelter at the Belleville COVID-19 assessment centre to give frontline workers a place to get out of the cold. The Belleville assessment centre, which is a drive-thru model, typically sees about 170 people come through each day. The Quinte Health Care attendants and the Hastings-Quinte paramedics on site spend many hours each day outside directing cars and swabbing people requiring COVID-19 tests. A new, warm shelter is a welcome addition to
Spotlight Physician - Dr. Ashley White
Each month, QHC celebrates two physicians for their excellent contributions. Dr. Ashley White was chosen for being a terrific team player and a great advocate for her patients.  Learn more about Dr. White:  
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