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Holland Centre & Holland Bone and Joint Program - COVID-19 Information

Here you can find information about COVID-19 that is specific to Holland Bone and Joint Program patients. For all general information about COVID-19 from Sunnybrook, please visit sunnybrook.ca/coronavirus

Important note about visitors

In order to ensure the safety of our patients and staff, there will be no visitors permitted at Sunnybrook during the COVID-19 pandemic, until further notice. This includes family members or companions accompanying patients to appointments or procedures. We understand that this is a difficult change for those with loved ones who need to be in the hospital, but it is an important precaution being put in place to ensure the safety of all those at Sunnybrook, including our sickest and most vulnerable patients. View full details about these changes at sunnybrook.ca/coronavirus.

This is a rapidly evolving situation, and updates to this information might occur daily. Please check back often.

- Last updated March 21, 2020

Are clinics closed or cancelled at the Holland Centre?

The outpatient clinics at the Holland Centre are closed to new patients. Your appointment will be rebooked for a later date. This includes Rapid Access Clinics; Hip and Knee Clinics; Shoulder Clinics. Our staff will contact you if you have not already cancelled your appointment.

If you have a follow-up appointment for your Joint Replacement scheduled: Do not come to the Holland Centre. Our staff will phone you to cancel your appointment, check in with you and give you instructions.

If you have been recently referred for an assessment: Clinics are cancelled. You will be contacted with an appointment as soon as operations resume.

Is my joint replacement surgery considered elective or urgent? What will happen with my surgery?

All surgeries that may be safely done at a later time will be postponed. This will likely affect your joint replacement surgery. Sunnybrook surgeons have been diligently reviewing each patient to ensure this is being done with the utmost care. Patients will be contacted in advance to let them know about the need to postpone their procedure. We understand this is frustrating and difficult. We thank you for your patience and understanding as we respond to this global pandemic and work to keep our patients, staff and community safe.

Is there anything I can do to help myself until my appointment is booked

If your care team has given you exercises to do, please continue to do those.

Is my appointment with my orthopaedic clinic affected?

As we work to protect our patients and staff from COVID-19, we are trying to limit the number of people at the hospital. Therefore your health-care team might call you to reschedule your appointment or set up a phone or virtual appointment.

I’m a patient at SCIL. Is my appointment cancelled?

As we work to protect our patients and staff from COVID-19, we are trying to limit the number of people at the hospital. Therefore your health-care team might call you to reschedule your appointment or set up a phone or virtual appointment.

I can’t get through on the phone. What do I do?

We are experiencing a high volume of phone calls. We understand that this is frustrating at this uncertain time. Thank you for your patience as our staff work to answer questions and re-book appointments.

My loved one is an inpatient at the Holland Centre. Can I still visit?

In order to ensure the safety of our patients and staff, there will be no visitors permitted at the Holland Centre or Sunnybrook during the COVID-19 pandemic, until further notice. We understand that this is a difficult change for those with loved ones who need to be in the hospital, but it is an important precaution being put in place to ensure the safety of all those at Sunnybrook, including our sickest and most vulnerable patients.

I was recently referred for a joint assessment. When can I expect this to be booked?

During the unprecedented global pandemic, our staff are working diligently to rebook patients. New referrals that were not yet booked will be triaged after the global pandemic ends. As we aren’t able to know when that is, we cannot provide a timeline for when your new referral is processed. Thank you for your patience during this evolving situation.

I don’t feel well. Is it COVID-19? What do I do?

If you have difficulty breathing or other severe symptoms and need immediate medical help, please call 9-1-1.

If you feel slightly unwell, please use this assessment tool.

View all information about COVID-19