Western Health is advising the public that visitor restrictions on the medicine units (3AB) at Western Memorial Regional Hospital were lifted Sunday.
The visitor restrictions were put in place due to a number of patients with influenza-like illness.
Due to the high incidence of influenza circulating in our communities, the health authority is asking anyone with influenza-like symptoms, including cough, fever, runny nose, and headache, not to visit any of Western Health’s facilities.
People with any of these symptoms should rest at home, drink fluids, practice proper hand washing with water and soap, and if the symptoms persist, contact their physician. To prevent the spread of infection, Western Health says visitors should wash or sanitize their hands when entering or leaving any health's facility.
Western Health says it would like to thank families and visitors for their co-operation during the temporary visitor restrictions.