New Safety Protocol

  • All bags/belongings entering the Emergency Department will be searched.  It is suggested that patients only bring necessary items (e.g. Keys, ID, Phones)
  • All Patients entering the Emergency Departments will be Screened via a security wand
  • Patients entering the ED Treatment area will be provided a gown
  • Visitation Update - One visitor per patient (children may have both parents).  Visitors will be subject to wanding and are asked not to bring any belongings into the ED with them.  If they choose to bring in bags they will be subject to a search.
  • At this time, all protocols are not currently in effect at Athol Hospital. Full implementation is planned to begin in the coming days.

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3D Printed Face Shields

3D Mask Holder

Tips from a member of the community- "The plastic filament used to print the face shield supports is heated up to a high temperature (250 degrees Celsius = 450 degrees Fahrenheit) during printing, pretty much sterilizing the printed part. I wear a fresh pair of gloves, a surgical mask and face shield during the entire process: before removing the prints and putting them directly into a fresh sealable bag, cutting the plastic sheets and elastic bands, and during assembly."