Visitor Restrictions on Veterans Unit at Harbour View Hospital

Visitor restrictions are in place at on the Veterans Unit at Harbour View Hospital in Sydney Mines until further notice.
 
The restrictions are in place to help limit the spread of a flu-like illness among residents on the 28-bed unit.
Preventing the spread of illness is everyone’s responsibility.  People are asked to follow visitor restrictions if they visit the unit. These restrictions include:

  • Only two visitors at a time; either immediate family or next of kin 
  • People who are sick or live with others who are sick should not visit
  • No children under the age of 12 can visit
  • Visitors must wash their hands before and after they visit 
  • Visitors must only visit one patient/resident and not go visiting room-to-room
  • Visitors must follow any infection prevention and control measures in place. These could include wearing gowns, gloves and masks and washing their hands before and after their visit.

 
Additional cleaning is being done on the unit. All social activities on the unit are cancelled until further notice. Infection Prevention and Control and Public Health Services are monitoring the situation.
 
The visitor restrictions are in place for the Veterans Unit ONLY.  People wishing to visit Harbour View’s rehabilitation and restorative care unit can still do so. Visitors to that unit are reminded to wash their hands before and after their visit. 

The Nova Scotia Health Authority appreciates the public’s cooperation while the restrictions are in place.

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Media Contact:
Greg Boone
Communications & Public Relations
Phone: 902-567-7791
Cell: 902-565-6872
Greg.Boone@nshealth.ca