The following precautions will remain in effect until further notice. Family members are asked to contact the facility prior to visiting.
Visitor Precautions do not apply to family/friends visiting palliative care patients or residents.
Visitor precautions are a series of infection control measures put in place to reduce the risk of spreading infectious diseases which are common in health care facilities. They are designed to help keep residents, families, staff and visitors healthy and safe.
At times, a health care facility may need to implement visitor precautions if they are experiencing an increase of flu-like or gastrointestinal illness amongst patients or residents. Limited Precautions allows only one visitor per patient or resident at a time and no children under 14 years of age. Full Visitation Precautions means visitation is not permitted at that time. Families requiring information about loved ones should phone the appropriate nursing unit.
Precautions are put in place to help reduce the spread of illness. Visitors can help reduce the spread of illness by doing the following:
Do not visit if you are ill
Check with nursing staff before you visit
Visit only your loved one during an outbreak, this will prevent the spread of infection
Clean your hands before entering and after visiting your loved ones.
Wear protective equipment, such as masks, gown and gloves for the duration of the visit, if required. Nursing staff will advise which equipment is required, how to properly apply and remove it.
Please do NOT visit any health care facility if you feel ill or are experiencing flu-like or gastrointestinal symptoms.