Ross Memorial Hospital - Kawartha Lakes
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Ross Memorial Hospital’s evolving response to COVID-19

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(Lindsay, ON) – Ross Memorial Hospital continues to evolve its pandemic response based on Provincial direction and our community’s needs. This week, RMH will launch a team to support long-term care, retirement and congregate living facilities with infection prevention and control (IPAC) education; staffing; and mobile COVID-19 assessment and testing. The hospital has piloted some mobile testing and IPAC education services and is working with the HKPR public health unit, Kawartha Lakes Paramedic Services and local long-term care facilities on next steps.

COVID-19 Assessment Centre
The RMH COVID-19 Assessment Centre is available at 705-328-6217, from 8am-4pm daily. Testing is by appointment, at the Lindsay Exhibition. The hospital continues to work with local paramedics to provide in-home appointments for those who are unable to get to the exhibition grounds. Community members are encouraged to call the assessment centre if they are experiencing new onset of any of the following symptoms (even if mild):

  • Fever/chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sore throat
  • Runny nose
  • Nasal congestion
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Unexplained fatigue 
  • Unexplained headache
  • Joint/muscle aches
  • Loss of taste or smell

Outbreak update
The Continuing Care Program – CCP1 unit remains closed to visitors and admissions following the declaration of an outbreak on April 17. Following testing of all patients and staff on the unit, and close contacts, it was determined that the outbreak is limited to 1 positive patient and 1 positive staff member. While it was previously shared that 2 staff were positive in relation to this outbreak, contact tracing showed that the second positive result was unrelated to the outbreak. 

By the numbers

Current positive inpatients:                            2

Positive cases related to CCP1 outbreak:       1 patient; 1 staff member

Total assessments:                                          3109

Total tests (assessment centre & in-home):   1228

Thank you for your support
RMH would like to thank the community for their incredible support. The hospital has received countless messages about ways to support the team during this pandemic. The most important way you can support the hospital and the entire community is by preventing the spread of COVID-19. Stay home, clean your hands and practice physical distancing if you must leave your home for an essential trip. As a reminder, the hospital cannot accept food donations.

Here are a few other ways to support RMH:

Stay up-to-date

Positive cases continue to be reported on our health unit’s website:
Information specific to RMH at


For more information, contact:
Amanda Carvalho, Communications and Public Affairs Officer
Ross Memorial Hospital      705-328-4548