Middlesex Hospital Alliance Update on Masking

(Strathroy, ON) – In response to the increasing presence and transmission of respiratory viruses across the region, hospitals are once again implementing mask-wearing guidelines. In collaboration with our regional partners, on Oct 3, 2023, Middlesex Hospital Alliance will re-institute masking in all clinical areas pending further assessment of regional epidemiology.

Medical masks are an important tool to reduce the risk of infection transmission and protect vulnerable persons. As a high risk setting, measures in hospitals are in place to provide the highest level of safety for our patients. Masking as source control reduces outbreak risk and preserves hospital capacity.

Masking is one of several layers of protection used to keep patients safe. Vaccination, screening, and distancing continue to be important to protect against transmission of respiratory viruses. We encourage everyone who is able to obtain both the seasonal Influenza and updated COVID vaccines.

Do not visit the hospital if you are unwell with respiratory or gastrointestinal symptoms. Our staff are happy to assist you with remote visits. When visiting, clean your hands, wear a mask, and follow infection prevention guidance provided by our staff.  

The Middlesex Hospital Alliance expresses gratitude for the community’s ongoing support.

For local inquiries:
Middlesex Hospital Alliance
Executive Assistant to the President & CEO Coordinator Board Affairs
(519) 245-5295 ext: 5593

About MHA:
The Middlesex Hospital Alliance (MHA) is comprised of two fully accredited partner sites: Four Counties Health Services and Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital. A progressive, team-oriented and technologically adept organization of excellence, the MHA is creating a more integrated and seamless approach to treatment by embracing and seeking out partnerships, through collaboration and investing in people. This coordinated approach helps to ensure that a high level of service is provided, while reducing costs and continually enhancing quality.    
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