Total visitor precautions on Protective Care Unit at Dr. Hugh Twomey Health Centre in Botwood - 24/04/2018

 

Due to cases of gastrointestinal illness, immediate total visitor precautions are in place on the Protective Care Unit at Dr. Hugh Twomey Health Centre in Botwood. Visitors are not permitted at this time.

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

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, and thanks you for your understanding and cooperation in helping prevent the spread of this illness.

Updates will be posted on 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