Visitation remains limited at Kings County Memorial Hospital

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Kings County Memorial Hospital is maintaining precautions and limited visitation while some patients remain ill with influenza and others continue to present with flu-like symptoms.
Until further notice, all visitors must check in with the nurses’ station upon arriving and must also wear a gown and mask before entering a patient's room. The situation will be reassessed on Friday, during which time a further update will be provided. 
Visitors continue to be limited to:

• immediate family members only;
• two visitors at a time, per patient;
• approximately 15 minutes per visit; and
• children over age 12.
Anyone going to 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. 
Health PEI reminds Islanders that it is not too late to get a flu shot, which  is the most effective way to prevent getting sick with influenza. Islanders can make an 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

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