(For Immediate Release – Halifax, NS) In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the IWK Health Centre is implementing a “No Visitors” policy effective immediately.
No general visitors will be permitted to enter the IWK however one support person is permitted for pediatric patients and one support person is permitted for women in labour. These individuals will be screened at entrances to the health centre.
The purpose of this decision is to protect the health of patients and staff and ensure continued safe care delivery.
“As we work to keep our patients, family and staff safe during the COVID-19 pandemic we need to take all precautions available,” says Dr. Krista Jangaard, president & CEO of the IWK. “We understand the difficulty that this creates for our families, however preventing the possibility of spread of this virus within the health centre which could have significant implications is paramount. We hope the public understands this.”
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