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October 14 2020 2:16pm

Coronavirus: Ontario health official says province will clarify policy for hospital visits with dying patients

When asked on Wednesday about a recent case where a family was unable to say goodbye to a dying loved one in hospital due to mixed messaging between a hospital and the patient’s doctor, Dr. Barbara Yaffe, Ontario’s deputy chief medical officer of health, said it appears it may have been a communication problem. She said the policy should permit close visitors to enter wearing proper protective equipment when a person is dying “and it’s palliative.”

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