The safety of our patients is of utmost importance to Riley Park Maternity Clinic and all of Calgary Foothills PCN.
Our maternity patients deliver at Foothills Hospital. There are NO active COVID-19 cases occurring on our units (Units 51 and 52) and there is no expectation COVID-19 will impact obstetrical care.
We are taking every precaution to ensure our patients, their families and our staff are safe both at the Riley Park Maternity Clinic and the Foothills Hospital.
At the hospital, enhanced screening of patients, visitors and staff has been implemented, as well as extra cleaning processes. All staff members continue to adhere to strict hand washing protocols and are using appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) at all times.
We continue to ask that all patients and their support persons do the same.
While at the hospital
As of Tuesday, September 29, Foothills Hospital is allowing one support person during labour and delivery and that person must remain the same throughout time in hospital.
While a typical stay on our post-partum unit is 24-48 hours we are evaluating every patient on a case-by-case basis to ensure that they are discharged as soon as it is safe to do so.
With all of the protocols in place, our Labour and Delivery unit is as safe as any other unit in the city. We remain in close contact with obstetrical and hospital site leaders. There has been no recommendation made to re-direct our patients to other sites.
We appreciate what a challenging time this is to be pregnant. We encourage you to reach out during your prenatal visits and speak with your healthcare providers about any concerns you may have.
Other resources for support include:
- COVID-19 information for expectant and new parents
- Free counselling through the PCN’s One Step at a Time Counselling service
- If you are experiencing any symptoms of concern, you can always call 811 or access testing through Alberta Health COVID Self-Assessment
- Call Riley Park Maternity Clinic at 403-284-3711