Limited visitation at Bonnews Lodge in Brookfield - 07/03/2017

To help reduce the spread of influenza-like illness, at this time visitors are limited to residents' immediate family. Only one visitor at a time is permitted for each resident and all visitors must be at least 14 years of age. Visitors are asked to wash their hands after arriving and before leaving Bonnews Lodge.  If you are experiencing any flu-like symptoms, please delay visiting any of our facilities until you're feeling better. You can help prevent the spread of illness to our patients and residents.

If you have family members living at Bonnews Lodge and have questions about these visitation limitations, please call (709) 536-2160 and ask to speak with the charge nurse.

Central Health recognizes the importance of family and friend visits, and thanks you for your understanding and assistance in preventing the spread of this illness.  

An update will be provided to the public once visitation at Bonnews Lodge returns to its regular schedule.

 

 

Background information

Influenza is a serious respiratory infection of the airways and lungs that can spread easily from person to person. There are two types of influenza viruses that cause outbreaks each year: Influenza A and B.  For more information on influenza please visit:  http://www.centralhealth.nl.ca/families-and-the-public-3/ 

 

Hand washing is the most effective way to prevent the spread of illness. To practice good hand washing you should do the following: Wet your hands; Add soap; Rub your hands together, ensuring you cover the whole area of your hand; Rinse your hands to remove all of the soap; Dry your hands; and turn off the tap with a paper towel.