COVID-19 Updates

VON Oxford Sakura House is actively monitoring the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic with local, provincial and national health authorities. We will update this page and our social media accounts with the latest information, as it relates to Sakura House patients, families, volunteers and staff. Sakura House continues to care for patients and families during this coronavirus pandemic with our team of skilled and passionate staff.

If you have any questions about the Coronavirus pandemic and VON Sakura House’s protocols during this time, please call Janine Jackson, Care & Service Manager, Sakura House Residential Hospice at 519-537-8515 ext. 2. If you have any questions about donations, please contact Trish Gergich, Manager, Fund Development at 519-476-8848. We are thinking about everyone in our community at this time. Stay safe and healthy.

March 30, 2020

Following direction from the Chief Medical Officer of Health for Ontario, VON Sakura House is now restricting its visitors to one visitor per patient. The one visitor is chosen by the patient and family and must remain consistent (no substitutions). Visitors must be 18 years of age or older. This is effective immediately and until further notice. (dated March 30, 2020)
Other visitor changes at Sakura House:
With the ongoing progression of the COVID-19 pandemic and recommendation from the Ministry of Health, we have also decided, for the ongoing safety of our patients, visitors, staff and volunteers, we will be restricting all visitors to the patient-wing only. Only staff and volunteers will be allowed into the main building, past the double doors.
What does this mean for visitors?
• Only one visitor (the visitor must remain consistent) can see the patient;
• Washrooms will be available in each patient room for the visitor to use;
• You are encouraged to bring in your own food and store it in the fridge in the patient’s room; if anything else is needed please ask one of the staff to assist you;
• The family lounge in both wings will be available for use;
• Video-calling (e.g. Skype, etc.) can be set up as an alternate means of communication; please let us know if you would like this to be set up.
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March 23, 2020
Following direction from the Chief Medical Officer of Health for Ontario, VON Oxford Sakura House is now restricting its visitors to two visitors per patient. This is effective immediately and until further notice (dated March 23 2020).
Please do not visit the hospice if:
• You are experiencing any respiratory symptoms and/or fever
• You have travelled (especially any flights) after March 1 2020, until you have been home for 14 days and are symptom free
If you are planning to visit, please note:
• Health screening checks will be completed for every individual entering the hospice
We acknowledge that it is a difficult to limit yourself from visiting loved ones in hospice, however, we appreciate your understanding as we strive to ensure that our hospice home remains healthy as possible and that we are providing the best possible care to our patients.
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March 18, 2020
Following advice from the Chief Medical Officer of Health for Ontario, VON Oxford Sakura House is now restricting its visitors to immediate/close family and friends. This is effective immediately and until further notice (dated March 18 2020).
Please do not visit the hospice if:
• You are experiencing any respiratory symptoms and/or fever
• You have travelled (especially any flights) after March 1 2020, until you have been home for 14 days and are symptom free
If you are planning to visit, please note:
• Health screening checks will be completed for every individual entering the hospice
We acknowledge that it is a difficult to limit yourself from visiting loved ones in hospice, however, we appreciate your understanding as we strive to ensure that our hospice home remains healthy as possible and that we are providing the best possible care to our patients. Please call 519-537-8515 for questions