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le Mercredi 4 janvier 2023 15:43 Tribune-Express (Hawkesbury)

HGH opening new respiratory virus clinic

Le nouveau Centre d’évaluation des maladies respiratoires sera ouvert les 4, 5 et 6 janvier sur rendez-vous. À partir du 9 janvier, le centre sera également ouvert les lundi, mercredi et vendredi sur rendez-vous. — Photo d'archives
Le nouveau Centre d’évaluation des maladies respiratoires sera ouvert les 4, 5 et 6 janvier sur rendez-vous. À partir du 9 janvier, le centre sera également ouvert les lundi, mercredi et vendredi sur rendez-vous.
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The Hawkesbury and District General Hospital (HGH), dealing with an unprecedented surge in respiratory viruses that forced the emergency department to close for several days, is opening a new respiratory assessment centre to ease the burden on emergency department staff.

The new assessment centre will be open Jan. 4, 5 and 6 by appointment. Starting Jan. 9, the centre will be open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday by appointment also.

People over the age of 14 should consider the centre if they present any worsening symptoms of fever (lasting more than five days), cough, mild shortness of breath, decrease or loss of taste or smell, muscle or joint pain, extreme tiredness, sore throat, congestion, headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain or pink eye.

Outside of these symptoms, as an adult if you experience difficulty breathing, chest pain, loss of consciousness or confusion, you should call 9-1-1 or present yourself to the nearest emergency department. Children with difficulty breathing, fever with rash, bluish skin, seizures, reduced urination, difficulty waking or seizures should be brought to the emergency department as well.

Those looking to book an appointment at the respiratory assessment centre are asked to call 613-632-1111 extension 52410.

Patients are asked to use the main entrance and follow the signage for the Assessment Centre.