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Eastern Health is advising the public that visitation to the inpatient units at the Dr. L. A. Miller Centre in St. John's has been restricted to immediate family members only due to an increase in gastrointestinal illness.
Outpatient services, such as clinics, laboratory services, and physiotherapy services will continue to be available as normal.
The health authority said in a news release today respiratory and gastrointestinal illnesses continue to be common in the community during this time of year. 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 health authority says 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, those still seeking the flu shot should contact their physician or community health office.
Immediate family members should contact the Miller centre directly at (709) 777-6292 for further information on visitation.
A complete list of facilities currently restricted to visitors is available online at www.easternhealth.ca.
Eastern Health says it apologizes for any inconvenience.