Limited visitation at Notre Dame Bay Memorial Health Centre in Twillingate - 23/03/2017

To help reduce the spread of influenza-like illness, at this time visitors are limited to residents'/patients' immediate family. Only one visitor at a time is permitted for each resident/patient and all visitors must be at least 14 years of age. Visitors are asked to wash their hands after arriving and before leaving Notre Dame Bay Memorial Health Centre. 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 in Notre Dame Bay Memorial Health Centre, and have questions about these visitation limitations, please call (709) 884-4273 and ask to speak with the charge nurse of the unit where your loved one is residing.

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 Notre Dame Bay Memorial Health Centre returns to its regular schedule.

 

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Media contact:
Kim Cheeks, Communication Consultant
(709) 651-6239 or (709) 571-9472 or Kim.cheeks@centralhealth.nl.ca

 

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.