Update to visitor restrictions in Eastern Zone (Feb. 18)

Visitor restrictions are in place at Nova Scotia Health facilities across the province to further reduce the risk of the virus being introduced or spread within its facilities.

These restrictions are in place at most sites in Nova Scotia Health’s Eastern Zone, however inpatients at Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital are not able to receive visitors due to COVID-19 activity and/or staffing requirements.

Exceptions may be made for palliative care patients, patients receiving Medical Assistance in Dying and other patients nearing end of life in consultation with their care team. Whenever possible, our teams will use technology to enable virtual involvement of support persons. These restrictions will remain in place until further notice and will be monitored closely.

Enhanced visitor restrictions also remain in place at St. Mary’s Memorial Hospital in Sherbrooke. All other hospitals/sites within the Eastern Zone will follow provincial inpatients and outpatients visitor restriction guidelines: https://www.nshealth.ca/news/nova-scotia-health-introduces-temporary-cha....

Nova Scotia Health sincerely apologizes to patients and their families for tightening visitor restrictions at this time. We understand restrictions are difficult for patients and families and appreciate the important and valuable role family caregivers’ play in supporting patient care and mental wellbeing. As our teams work to implement these changes to keep our patients and staff safe, we thank all of you for your continued support, patience and understanding. We will monitor these restrictions closely and will make changes when appropriate.

For more information on visitor restrictions during COVID-19, visit http://www.nshealth.ca/coronavirus-home/nova-scotia-health-visitor-restr....