Two Hospitals in Nova Scotia Implement Visitor Restrictions to Limit Spread of COVID – Halifax | The Canadian News

Visitor restrictions are being implemented at a pair of hospitals in Nova Scotia in an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19.

Nova Scotia Health says in a statement that the restrictions at Glace Bay Hospital and Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital went into effect on Monday, as the province recorded 581 new cases of COVID-19.

At Glace Bay Hospital, he says inpatients can have a constant visitor.

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At Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital, inpatients can no longer receive visitors.

At both hospitals, a designated support person may visit per day for certain patients, such as those in palliative care, patients nearing the end of life, and outpatients, including those arriving at the hospital for procedures that they need support due to physical, intellectual and cognitive problems. and emotional conditions.

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Nova Scotia Health says these decisions “are being made to control and contain the spread of COVID-19, keep COVID-19 out of hospitals, and keep patients, healthcare workers and everyone in Nova Scotia safe. “.

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It points out that the restrictions will remain in effect at both hospitals until January 3.

Also Monday, Nova Scotia health authorities reported an outbreak at the Halifax Infirmary site of the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Center, noting that fewer than five patients were “affected.”

This Canadian Press report was first published on December 27, 2021.

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