Eastern Health advises the public that visitation to inpatient units at the Waterford Hospital in St. John’s has been restricted to immediate family members due to an increase in gastrointestinal illness.
Immediate family members should contact the site directly at (709) 777-3300 for further direction on visitation.
Outpatient services and clinics at the Waterford Hospital will continue as normal.
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, 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.