Eastern Health is advising the public that visitation to the U.S Memorial Health Centre in St. Lawrence is now restricted to immediate family members only due to an increase in cases of influenza and influenza-like illness.
Immediate family members should contact the site directly at (709) 873-2330 for further direction on visitation.
The health authority says outpatient services, such as the emergency department, outpatient clinics, laboratory services, diagnostic imaging and blood collection, will continue as normal.
Eastern Health is also advising the public that visitor restrictions recently implemented at the Dr. Walter Templeman Health Care Centre on Bell Island and at the Salvation Army Glenbrook Lodge in St. John’s have now been lifted. Both facilities were closed to visitors due to an increase in influenza and influenza-like illness.
The public is asked not to visit any health care facility if they feel ill or are experiencing flu-like or gastrointestinal symptoms. For infection prevention, people are advised to wash their hands frequently, cover their coughs or sneezes with a tissue or the crook of their arms and refrain from touching their faces and anyone still seeking the flu shot should contact their physician.
A list of other Eastern Health facilities with visitor restrictions can be found on the health authority's website www.easternhealth.ca.