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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Community Benefit

Gardner Area Interagency Team

Gardner Area Interagency Team

Community Networking At Its Best!

The Gardner Area Interagency Team (GAIT) is committed to the coordination and improvement of health and human services in the Greater Gardner Area. Our purpose is to:

  • provide an opportunity for networking, communication and collaborations between area concerned citizens and the community at large.
  • promote the development and enhancement of health and human Services in our area.
  • advocate on behalf of consumers seeking, receiving or in need of health and human services in our area.
  • CLAS: Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services standards within the Greater Gardner Service Area.

Meetings are held on the last Friday of every month at 8:30am in Heywood Hospital's Boardroom, except for July and August. We do not meet during the summer, and November and December's meetings are joined on the 2nd Friday in December due to the holiday season.

GAIT provides an opportunity to connect with many individuals with varied backgrounds. It is a great platform to present our services and network within the community we support. What an amazing turnout for the meeting! " Beacon Hospice