Changes to visitor restrictions at two long-term care facilities

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Eastern Health

Eastern Health is advising the public that the Hoyles Escasoni Complex in St. John’s, which was recently closed to all visitors due to an increase in gastrointestinal illness, is now open to immediate family members only.

However, the health authority says immediate family members should continue to contact the site directly at 709-752-8800 for further direction on visitation.

 The public is also advised that visitor restrictions recently implemented at the St. Patrick’s Mercy Home in St. John’s due to an increase in gastrointestinal illness have now been lifted.

Eastern Health says respiratory and gastrointestinal illnesses continue to be common in the community 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, people are also 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.

A list of facilities currently restricted to visitors is available online at

Eastern Health says it apologizes for any inconvenience.



Organizations: Mercy Home

Geographic location: Eastern Health

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