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OSMH closed to visitors – unless under special circumstance

Posted on Friday March 20, 2020

(March 20, 2020)  Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital (OSMH) is further tightening visitor restrictions as an additional precaution against the spread of COVID-19. 

Effectively immediately, the Hospital is closed to visitors, except under the following special circumstances:  



Obstetrics Department (incl. Prenatal Ultrasound)

1 visitor per patient

Patient is a minor

Patient is palliative

Home Dialysis Training

Emergency Surgery

Emergency Department

Other situations deemed to be an exception for compassionate or clinical reasons

Please note that regardless of circumstance, visitors will not be permitted for patients that are confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19.

All patients and visitors arriving at the hospital will continue to be assessed by screeners at designated entryways before being allowed entry into the facility.  

The hospital continues to advise visitors who feel unwell, but do not require care, to avoid coming to the hospital.   Those that do come to the hospital are reminded to wash their hands thoroughly as they enter and exit different areas. 

In summary,


  • Visitors to hospital by special circumstance only
  • Where circumstance permits, a limit of one visitor per patient
  • If you don’t need to be at the hospital, please do not visit

The hospital understands the important role that visitors play in the health and recovery of patients, and we appreciate the community’s support as we implement these measures for the safety of all. 




For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact:


Terry Dyni      

Director, Community Relations

Tel.: 705-325-2201 Ext. 3798



About Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital

Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital (OSMH) is located in Orillia, Ontario and serves the residents of North Simcoe Muskoka and beyond. OSMH is focused on ensuring a healthier future for our communities by providing high quality care closer to home. Medical, surgical and critical care, seniors healthcare services, adult mental health, and paediatric and perinatal care are among the Hospital's recognized areas of expertise. It also specializes in orthopaedic surgery and kidney care. For more information visit



Terry Dyni

Director, Community Relations

Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital

170 Colborne St. W. |  Orillia, ON  |  L3V 2Z3

(705) 325-2201 Ext. 3798

(705) 327-9179 Direct

(705) 330-7027 Cell


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