Jan
20
2017

Visitors limited at Kings County Memorial Hospital

Visitors to Kings County Memorial Hospital are being limited as a precaution due to two confirmed cases of influenza at the hospital and others who are presenting to the emergency department with flu-like symptoms.

Until further notice, visiting is limited to:

•    immediate family members only;

•    two visitors at a time, per patient;

•    approximately 15 minutes per visit; and,

•    children over age 12.

Anyone visiting the hospital should clean their hands when entering and leaving the facility, and before and after entering a patient’s room or a department.  Alcohol hand-rinse stations are available throughout the building for this purpose.  

The situation will be reassessed Monday morning and Kings County Memorial Hospital Administration will provide a further update.  

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

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

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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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