BOTWOOD, NL – Cases of gastrointestinal illness have resulted in the immediate implementation of total visitor precautions on the protective care unit at the Dr. Hugh Twomey Health Centre in Botwood, Central Health announced today, April 24.
Visitors are not permitted to the unit at this time. Exceptions will be made for family members visiting palliative care residents.
Common symptoms of gastrointestinal illness include diarrhea and/or vomiting, and may be accompanied by muscle aches and low-grade fever. It can be debilitating for the very young, the very old, and those with compromised immune systems.
Visitors to any Central Health facility are reminded to wash their hands after they arrive and before leaving.
Anyone experiencing any symptoms of gastrointestinal illness should delay visiting any Central Health facilities until they feel better.