Visitor Restrictions Implemented at Western Health Facilities

Mar 13, 2020

Please be advised that visitor restrictions are in place at all Western Health facilities to limit the spread of respiratory illness, including COVID-19. Visitors and residents will be permitted one designated visitor between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Exceptions may be made in extenuating circumstances. Immediate family members of residents/patients are asked to call ahead to inquire about visitation.

The Chief Medical Officer of Health is recommending people who have travelled outside the province in the last 14 days not visit hospitals, long-term care homes or personal care homes. Anyone visiting a health care facility should always wash or sanitize their hands before and after their visit.

Visitor restrictions are put in place to reduce the risk of spreading infectious diseases which are common in health care facilities. They are designed to help keep patients, residents, families, staff and visitors healthy and safe. Visitors can help reduce the spread of illness by:

  • Cleaning your hands before entering the unit and after visiting your loved ones.
  • Visiting only one patient/resident.
  • Not visiting if you are experiencing flu-like or gastrointestinal symptoms.

Western Health would like to thank the public for their co-operation during this precautionary measure.