Feb
11
2019

Visitor precautions at long-term care facilities

Visitor precautions have been put in place at Wedgewood Manor in Summerside and continue at Beach Grove Home in Charlottetown due to the presence 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 long-term care facilities and hospitals clean their hands before and after entering a patient’s room, a department, and upon entering and leaving the facility.  Alcohol hand rinse stations are available throughout health care facilities for this purpose. 

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

Media contact:
Ron Ryder
Senior Communications Officer
 (902) 314-6367
rrryder@gov.pe.ca 
 

General Inquiries

Health PEI
16 Garfield Street
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE   C1A 7N8

Phone: 902-368-6130
Fax: 902-368-6136

healthpei@gov.pe.ca

Your Health Privacy

Media Inquiries
Phone: 902-368-6135

Health PEI Board of Directors
Phone: 902-368-4637

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency department.

If you are unsure what to do about a health issue or if you need health information, call 8-1-1.

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