[Huron County, Ontario] – In anticipation of increased COVID-19 cases locally and the capacity of local hospitals to maintain treatment for patients requiring in-hospital care, County of Huron Emergency Services has proactively established a Community Care Team Plan. If the need for this service develops, this plan would redeploy select Paramedics for the care of COVID-19 patients in their homes.
The Community Care Team will work closely with the Huron-Perth Medical Officer of Health to provide in-home assessments and testing of patients with COVID-19 symptoms, concentrating specifically on vulnerable individuals, limiting the opportunity for person-to-person transmission in hospitals. As well, the Community Care Team will work with the Palliative Care Outreach Team (PCOT) to deliver in-home care for end of life patients with severe COVID-19.
The County of Huron is taking steps to proactively respond to the pandemic situation wherever possible. This program reinforces the County’s commitment to provide necessary and essential community services to residents.
The County Community Care Team is expected to be operationally ready by April 30, should a need occur for the service in the community.
Huron County continues to urge all residents to practice physical distancing and proper hygiene protocols outlined by the Provincial Medical Officer of Health. Stay informed on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in Huron County by visiting the Huron-Perth Public Health website.
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