ifhqa · 2021-03-11 0

G&M lifts visiting restrictions

Collingwood General and Marine Hospital has lifted its visiting restrictions, which were implemented the last week of March due to the outbreak of a contagious virus on the first floor of the Hume Street facility.

For a period, some patients at the hospital – 10 at one point – were suffering symptoms of gastroenteritis, including diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and fatigue.

“The G&M Hospital recognizes that the recent visiting limits posed problems for the families and friends of some patients and thanks the community for its understanding and cooperation during this difficult time,” said Linda MacLeod, the hospital’s vice-president of patient services and chief nursing officer.

The hospital lifted visiting restrictions Wednesday.

Patient visiting hours are now 1 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., except in the intensive care unit, where the hospital said in a news release visiting hours will be determined based on the patient’s condition.

While visiting restrictions have been lifted, the hospital is asking that people not visit if they are ill and those who have been ill should wait at least 48 hours after the last symptoms disappear before visiting.