Feb
19
2019

Visitor precautions at long-term care facilities

Visitor precautions have been put in place at Summerset Manor in Summerside due to the presence of gastro-intestinal illness. At the same time, precautions are being lifted at Wedgewood Manor in Summerside and at Beach Grove Home in Charlottetown which had previously been restricted due to gastro-intestinal illness.

Health PEI asks that visitors to any of our long-term care facilities 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 
 

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PO Box 2000
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