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Coronavirus: NSHA hospitals and IWK limiting number of visitors

Inpatient room. MUHC

The Nova Scotia Health Authority and IWK are now limiting the number of people who can visit patients at all sites to prevent the spread of any respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19.

According to the NSHA and IWK, a patient can name up to two people as their family or primary support people.

The people chosen may also change over time as specified by the patient.

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“The patient will let the health care team know who their family/primary support people are. Visitation will be limited to those individuals,” NSHA stated.

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The same policy applies to the IWK.

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In addition, people who are sick or who live with someone who is sick are advised not to visit patients.

Anyone who’s visiting a patient must also always wash or sanitize their hands before and after their visit.

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