Total visitor precautions at A.M. Guy Memorial Health Centre - 02/08/2017

 

Due to cases of gastrointestinal illness at A.M. Guy Memorial Health Centre in Buchans, immediate total visitor precautions are in place. Visitors are not permitted at this time. You're encouraged to call the facility at 709.672.3304 to check on your loved one.

These visitor precautions do not apply to family members visiting palliative care patients.

All visitors to any Central Health facility are reminded to wash their hands after arriving and before leaving the facility.

If you are experiencing any symptoms of gastrointestinal illness, please delay visiting any of our facilities until you're feeling better.

Central Health recognizes the importance of family and friend visits, particularly during Buchans Come Home Year celebrations. Your understanding and assistance in preventing the spread of this illness is appreciated.

Updates will be posted on our website and Twitter (@CentralHealthNL).

 

Background information

Gastrointestinal illness can occur year-round. Common symptoms include diarrhea and/or vomiting, and may be accompanied by muscle aches and low-grade fever. This illness can be debilitating for the very young, the very old, and those with compromised immune systems.  

                                                   

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Media contact:
Gaïtane Villeneuve
Director of Communications
gaitane.villeneuve@centralhealth.nl.ca
Cell 709.293.0542