COVID-19 INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I THINK I MAY HAVE CONTRACTED COVID-19?

Symptoms of Covid-19 include fever, cough, flu or cold-like symptoms.  Please use this screening tool if you think you might be at risk for developing Covid-19 BEFORE you call the Health Link (811).

Where can I find updated information about Covid-19 in Alberta?

Up to date information can be found on the Government of Alberta website.

What Measures are you taking at meadows Maternity?

  • All patients will be screened for symptoms prior to booking an appointment.
  • When you arrive for your appointment, you will be asked to clean your hands prior to entry.
  • If we are not able to put you in a room right away or provide sufficient social distancing in our waiting room, you may be asked to wait in your vehicle until we have a room available for you. 
  • Please  avoid  bringing  children  and  support  people  to  your  appointment  if  at  all  possible.    Support  people  will  be  screened  prior  to  attending  the  appointment.
  • We do offer phone consultations with a physician when appropriate to avoid an in office visit when possible.  If you have a medical concern and feel you need to see a doctor, please call our office and we will determine if your concern is best addressed by phone or in person.
  • PLEASE  ADVISE  US  ASAP  PRIOR  TO  COMING  TO  THE  OFFICE  IF  YOU  ARE  ILL.

WHAT MEASURES ARE BEING TAKEN FOR PREGNANT PATIENTS AT THE HOSPITAL?

  • Effective immediately,  only  1   support  person  will  be  allowed  in  hospital, including postpartum.   While  all hospitals now have a strict  No Visitor Policy,  there are certain exceptions.  Obstetrical patients have been granted special permission to have one support person in hospital.
  • You  and  your  support  person  will  be  asked  to  don  a  mask  upon  entry  to  hospital.    You  will  NO LONGER need  to  continue  to  wear  your mask during labour so long as you have a negative Covid screen.  Your support person and the hospital staff will however continue to don a mask for your entire stay. 
  • Patients and support people will be screened for symptoms upon arrival.    Please  know  that  this  is  a  very  important  step.    If  you  are  found  to  be  at  risk,  there  are  accomodations  that  will  be  made  to  allow  you  and  your  partner  to receive  the  same  excellent  care,  in  a  safe  manner.
  • Children are not allowed in hospital.
  • In  order  to  decrease  contamination,  food  will  no  longer  be  available  for  patients  in our the  triage unit.  Trays of food at meal times will still be provided for those admitted to the antepartum unit as well as on the postpartum unit.    Please  bring  in  your  own  room  temperature  snacks for your labour.    There  will  be  no  access  to  a  refrigerator.   You may also consider bringing in a small cooler if possible.   Food  may  be  kept  at  your  bedside.  

Information for support person

The following are a series of rules that have been put in place to help keep patients, their support people, and health care providers safe.


  • You  must  enter  the  hospital  with  your  partner/ the patient.    eg.  you  will  not  be  allowed  entry  if  you  park  the  car  while  your  partner/  the  patient  goes  up  to  the  unit.
  • You will be asked to complete hand hygiene and don a mask on arrival.    You  will  be  required  to  wear  your  mask  for  the  entire  time  you  are  in  hospital.
  • You will be screened for covid symptoms both upon entry to hospital as well as on arrival to triage.   
  • Please plan to stay once you arrive.  If you need to leave the hospital, you will need to remain at home until mom (and baby) are ready for discharge.
  • It  is  recommended  that you  bring  some  food   to  last  you  during  your  stay.    Consider  bringing  a  portable  cooler,  if  possible.  
  • You will  receive  a  green  arm  band  which  will  identify  you  as  a  support  person  and  thus  allow  you  to  regain  entry  when  you  return  to  pick  up  your  partner/the  patient.
  • If  you  need  to  leave  the  postpartum  unit (but  not  the  hospital) once  the  baby  is  born,  you  will  be  given  a pass  that  will  allow  you  re-entry  to  the  unit.

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