Feb
4
2019

Visitor precautions lifted at some health care facilities, remain in place at others

Visitor precautions have been lifted on Unit 8 at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and at Sherwood Home, but remain in place at other health care facilities due to the ongoing presence of influenza and gastro-intestinal illness.

Kings County Memorial Hospital continues to limit visitation to no more than two (2) visitors at one time for no longer than one hour at a time as several patients are experiencing influenza-like illness. 

As several residents at Beach Grove Home continue to experience symptoms of gastro-intestinal illness, Health PEI asks that visitors stay home if they are feeling unwell to prevent the further spread of illness to residents.   

It is extremely important that everyone going into Island hospitals and long-term care facilities clean their hands before and after entering a patient’s room, program or service area, and when entering and leaving the facility. Alcohol hand rinse stations are available throughout health care facilities for this purpose. 

The situation will be reassessed Wednesday as more information becomes available and a further update will be provided at that time.  

Health PEI reminds Islanders that is not too late to get a flu shot, which  is the most effective way to prevent getting sick with influenza. Islanders can make a flu shot appointment with Public Health Nursing by calling 1-855-354-4358. Family physicians and local pharmacies are also providing flu shots; please call ahead to make an appointment if necessary.

Media contact:
Amanda Hamel
Senior Communications Officer
Health PEI
(902) 368-6135
ajhamel@gov.pe.ca 
 

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