PCH continues with visitors restrictions through weekend
The Prince County Hospital (PCH) is maintaining visitor restrictions through the weekend as patients and staff continue to experience symptoms of gastro-intestinal illness.
While some patients and staff have recovered from gastro-intestinal illness, several continue to experience symptoms of vomiting and diarrhea. Until further notice, visitors are not being permitted on the Medical Unit or the Restorative/Surgery Unit as a continued public safety precaution. Visitation may be allowed in exceptional circumstances at the discretion of the health care team.
“We are very pleased that the majority of patients and staff who had been experiencing symptoms of gastro-intestinal illness are now well on their way to recovery; however, several patients are still experiencing symptoms, which is why we are continuing with visitor restrictions through the weekend,” said Tara Ferguson, provincial infection prevention and control supervisor.
“We appreciate that the visitor restrictions have been difficult for patients and their loved ones. We want to thank them for their cooperation and understanding as our staff work diligently to help contain the outbreak and protect the health and safety of everyone at Prince County Hospital.
"It is extremely important that everyone coming to the hospital, including visitors and persons coming in for tests, x-rays or ambulatory procedures 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 the hospital for this purpose."
The situation will be reassessed Monday morning as more information becomes available. A further update will be provided at that time.