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.
Senior Communications Officer