QEH lifts visitor restrictions on Unit 1

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Queen Elizabeth Hospital's Unit 1 is now open to visitors.

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital is lifting visitor restrictions on Unit 1 today as the majority of patients on the unit have fully recovered from gastrointestinal illness-like symptoms they had been experiencing over the last week.  

Hospital officials are confident the gastrointestinal virus has run its course.

The general public is reminded that it remains important that everyone coming to the hospital, including visitors and persons coming in for tests, x-rays or ambulatory procedures, clean their hands before and after entering a patient’s room, a department, and upon entering and leaving the facility.  

Alcohol hand-rinse stations are available throughout the building for this purpose. Hand washing is one of the best ways to stop the spread of germs and illnesses.

Hospital officials thank staff, patients and the public for their understanding and cooperation over the last two weeks.

 

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  • Mary Gallant
    November 13, 2012 - 16:26

    What I can't understand about hospital procedures regarding sanitation is why the toilets at the hospital do not have lids that you can put down before you flush. If somebody in hospital in a ward has the runs and flushes the toilet the germs are spread through the air. Cover the toilet lid and it contains a great many of the bacterial and germs. Follow that same practice at home to contain the germs and the spread of disease. Start replacing those toilets or buy some lids to cover the toilet bowl and keep them closed.