Visitors play an important role in supporting patients and residents in health care facilities. Visiting may continue during outbreak situations. HOWEVER, we recommend that individuals reschedule their visits if at all possible, until the outbreak is declared over. Children under the age of six are strongly discouraged from visiting during an outbreak.
Individuals should not visit anyone in hospital or in a long-term care (LTC) facility at any time when they - the visitor - is experiencing symptoms of illness such as fever, cough, runny nose, vomiting, diarrhea, etc.
During an outbreak, visitors may be at risk of acquiring infection within the hospital or LTC home.
If you must visit, you must comply with the following:
Proper handwashing is the number one way to prevent the spread of illness. When you visit our facilities, please remember to wash your hands thoroughly and regularly - both before and after your visit.
How to wash your hands - 7 tips from the Public Health Agency of Canada.
To keep yourself, your loved one, and all patients, residents, and care providers safe from infection, we ask you to follow a number of simple precautions. Learn more by watching this video.
Previous Outbreaks Declared Over:
Loon Lake Health Centre & Special Care Home, Loon Lake SK - Respiratory Outbreak status is no longer in effect for Loon Lake Health Centre & Special Care Home. The outbreak was declared over on Tuesday, May 8, 2018. It had been declared on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. The causative organism was Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV). Outbreak precautions are no longer in effect and all social and recreational events are returning to normal. Visitors are welcome and are encouraged to always follow proper hand hygiene and infection control procedures.