Measles Information: If you have been exposed to the measles, or have symptoms, please refer to the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit’s information guide Measles (simcoemuskokahealth.org) or call 811
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The RVH North Central Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) Hub provides support to a variety of community partners in their IPAC practices. The Hub works closely with the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU) in providing this support and direction, and welcomes any questions that facilities within our region may have.

Examples of supported facilities include long-term care homes, retirement homes, shelters, assisted living centres, developmental services, and other organizations which provide assistance to others. Below you will find resources which may be accessed and distributed to support IPAC best practices. 

Contact Information:

Manager: Lisa Dufour, BScH, BScN, MSc PHCNP
Phone: 705-728-9090 Ext. 44550
Email: dufourl@rvh.on.ca

Ashley Allan RN, BScN, CIC
Regional IPAC Practitioner
Tel: (705) 817-6315
Email: allana@rvh.on.ca

Mustansir Diwan, MSc, CIC, LTC-CIP
Regional IPAC Practitioner
Tel: (249) 535-4269
Email: diwanm@rvh.on.ca

Jessie Must
Regional IPAC Practitioner
Tel: (705) 828-4630
Email: mustj@rvh.on.ca

Ashley Scopel, RN, BScN
Regional IPAC Practitioner
Tel: (705) 817-3316
Email: scopela@rvh.on.ca

The RVH IPAC Hub works in coordination with the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU) to build the overall IPAC capacity of the supported homes in the Simcoe Muskoka region and prevent spread of communicable disease within these settings. Services provided include but are not limited to the following:

  • On-site IPAC assessments
  • IPAC education and training for staff and residents/clients
  • A Community of Practice (CoP), with monthly meetings (every third Thursday of the month) that includes attendance from Public Health Ontario and SMDHU liaisons
  • Recommendations on IPAC best practices
  • Implementation support
  • Outbreak management in collaboration with SMDHU

Last Updated: April 08, 2024