Preventing the spread of illness

February 2, 2015

With colds, flu, and stomach viruses circulating in the community, South Shore Health is reminding the public not to visit patients in a hospital or long-term care facility 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 illness.