Visitor restrictions lifted at two acute-care facilities

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Eastern Health facilities currently restricted to immediate family only.

Eastern Health advises the public that the visitor restrictions recently implemented at the Carbonear General Hospital and the Waterford Hospital in St. John’s have now been lifted.

Both facilities recently restricted visitation to immediate family members only 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, the public is 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.

Those still seeking the flu shot should contact their physician or community health office.

Organizations: Carbonear General Hospital, Waterford Hospital

Geographic location: Eastern Health

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  • Angela Bailey
    January 23, 2013 - 19:06

    I sure hope everyone starts to feel better it feels like forever that the ban is on I had to send my grandfather a card because I missed him so much! Come on Carribou Veterans Memorial. Pump those meds!! :) We all miss our Nanny and Poppies!