The Veterans’ Unit at Fishermen’s Memorial Hospital is temporarily closed to visitors due to illness among residents.
Exceptions will be made for immediate family and those assisting in care such as providing help with meals, however, the general public is asked not to visit the unit until further notice.
With colds, flu, and stomach viruses circulating in the community, South Shore Health is reminding the public not to visit patients in the hospital or long-term care if you are ill. These viruses spread easily from person to person and are more serious for those who are already ill.
Good hand washing will also help prevent the spread of infection. Please wash your hands when you enter and leave the hospital and before entering and leaving a patient’s room.
South Shore Health appreciates the public’s help in preventing the spread of the illness.