Public Announcements: Outbreak 1 Unit, Current News and more Updated 8/18/2017

The Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Centre

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Outbreak 1 Unit

We are experiencing a respiratory outbreak on Ottawa 2 East.

  • Respiratory symptoms may include fever, cough, runny nose/nasal congestion, body and headaches.


Outbreak Measures include:

  • Routine practices and contact/droplet precautions as communicated on signage throughout the facility
  • Enhanced monitoring for symptoms on all units and communication to registered staff
    • Immediate implementation of additional precautions when symptoms are noted
  • Enhanced hand hygiene
  • Enhanced cleaning and disinfection
  • Limited movement between affected and non-affected units
  • Modified programs on the outbreak unit: programs include but are not limited to activities and exercise groups. 1:1 may continue.
  • Volunteers are not permitted on the outbreak unit


  • STAFF: For the sake of our residents and fellow staff, please do not come to work when you are sick!
  • Public Health recommends you stay off work for 5 days from the start of respiratory symptoms


  • FAMILIES/VISITORS: All visits to the affected unit are discouraged to help prevent the spread of the illness.
  • Families/Visitors are encouraged to care from a distance. If you must visit, please speak with the Unit Charge Nurse before visiting.For up to date information:


  • PRIVATE CARE PROVIDERS: Please consult with the registered staff on the unit to review precautions required during the outbreak.


For Up to Date Information:

  1. Observe the signage at all entrances and throughout the facility
  2. Listen for updates by calling 613.526.7171
  3. Visit

Thank you!

Want to know more about Perley Rideau, our facility, programs and services?

Newsletters: For residents, tenants, family and friends, staff and volunteers of the Perley Rideau Community.

The latest edition of the Perley Rideau newsletter (Vol 20-05) is now available for download.

  • The Gatineau Building looks different with the new Diversion Doors;
  • Excerpts from the remarks of the Board at the recent AGM;
  • Implementing Best Practice: Recreation and Creative Arts;
  • Maintaining Privacy and Confidentiality in Long-Term Care;
  • Here’s the link to the online version: Vol. 20-5 .
Watch for hardcopies of the newsletter located throughout our Home.

Previous Newsletters


May, Vol. 20-04

April, Vol. 20-03:

March, Vol 20-02

January, Vol 20-01


November/December edition, Vol 19-10

October edition, Vol 19-09

September edition, Vol 19-08

August Edition, Vol 19-7

June 2016 Edition, Vol 19-6

 May 2016 Edition, Vol 19-5

Read all previous newsletters here 

Read recent editions of Between Us, the newsletter of the Perley Rideau Foundation:

Maps and Visitor Information


Visitors are very welcome to visit with residents or join them for concerts, religious services and special events. Visiting hours are not restricted, but visitors are asked to please respect the duties of the staff and privacy of residents.


  • Each family of a resident on long-term care is eligible for one free parking pass. This policy only applies to residents in long-term care.
  • Short-stay residents are issued one complimentary one-time use parking card upon admission.
  • There is no charge for a 30-minute drop-off or pick up.
  • Residents / visitors may purchase single use parking cards for a flat rate.
  • See parking map.

Introducing our Veterans' Recreation and Creative Arts Program 

The Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre has one of Canada’s finest recreation and creative-arts programs.

Veterans residing at the Centre participate in a remarkable range of activities—from pottery, painting and woodworking to gardening and group outings. Program activities, delivered by a mix of certified therapists and professional artists with support from volunteers, run from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. every day, including statutory holidays.

All activities are designed to improve the quality of life experienced by the approximately 250 Veterans who reside at the Perley Rideau. The ready access to materials, studios and professional support inspires many to take up new pursuits. The Program is particularly successful at sparking improvements in mood and energy among recent arrivals at the Perley Rideau.

Download the brochure.

Questions or comments, please contact:

Jay Innes
Director of Communications
The Perley Rideau Veterans' Health Centre
1750 Russell Road
Ottawa, ON, K1G 5Z6