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Visitor Restrictions – Maternal Services at Hospital

November 19, 2009

Here are the new visitor guidelines for the maternal services areas of the hospital in response to the H1F1 flu.

Marie

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Severe illness among pregnant women and infants has been reported during this pandemic; therefore, preventing infection in these populations is a priority.

Visitors are restricted to those individuals necessary for patient well-being or care in order to protect pregnant women, new mothers, newborns and children from contact with pandemic H1N1.

Visitors are restricted to:

Labour and Birth:
• Partner
• Labour coach/support
• Grandparents for post-birth visit
• Persons who are sick with fever, cough, sore throat, vomiting or diarrhea are asked not to visit

Mother Baby Unit:
• Partner
• 2 support people as identified by the mother
• No children under the age of 18 allowed (including siblings)
• Persons who are sick with fever, cough, sore throat, vomiting or diarrhea are asked not to visit

NICU
• Parents
• Grandparents
• Only two visitors per baby at one time
• Persons who are sick with fever, cough, sore throat, vomiting or diarrhea are asked not to visit.

Pediatrics (PH and RGH)
• Parents
• Grandparents
• Only two visitors per patient at one time
• No children allowed (including siblings)
• Persons who are sick with fever, cough, sore throat, vomiting or diarrhea are asked not to visit

If you have questions please speak with the Unit Charge Nurse at the time of admission.

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