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COVID-19: Outbreak at Kamloops hospital, visitor restrictions announced

According to Interior Health, temporary visitor restrictions are in place due to a current COVID-19 outbreak at the hospital. Google Maps

Visitor restrictions have been implemented at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops because of a COVID-19 outbreak.

In making the announcement on Wednesday afternoon, Interior Health said “effective immediately, only essential visitors will be able to attend the site.”

“These temporary visitor restrictions are in place as a precautionary measure due to current COVID-19 outbreak activity at the hospital,” said Interior Health.

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Information on what is an essential visit is listed below:

  • Visits for compassionate care: including critical illness, palliative care, hospice care, end-of-life and medical assistance in dying;
  • Visits to patients in the emergency department or intensive care unit;
  • Visits for pediatric care, labour and delivery;
  • Visits necessary to support a patient’s physical care (e.g., assistance with feeding or mobility), mental well-being, or decision-making.

On Tuesday, Interior Health said Unit 5S at the hospital at 27 cases (20 patients, seven staff members) with one death connected to the outbreak, while Unit 7N had four patient cases.

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“All services continue to be available at Royal Inland Hospital,” said Interior Health, “and the hospital remains safe to visit for anyone needing emergency care.”

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