Visitor restrictions lifted on medical surgery unit at South Shore Regional Hospital

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

BRIDGEWATER, N.S. – Visitor restrictions have been lifted on the medical surgery unit at South Shore Regional Hospital. The restrictions were put in place late last week to help limit the spread of a gastrointestinal illness among patients on the unit.

Although the restrictions have been lifted, people are asked to use caution when they visit this unit or any hospitals, community health centres and continuing care facilities.

People should not visit if they or other people in their households are sick. Anyone who does visit should always thoroughly clean their hands before and after they visit a patient or a resident.

Nova Scotia Health Authority thanks the public for its cooperation while the visitor restrictions were in place.

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