Hospital cleared for visiting to resume


Visiting has resumed at the Deep River and District Hospital.

The hospital issued a statement Thursday announcing that public health has declared the outbreak of gastric illness on the hospital’s medical floor as well as in the Four Seasons Lodge Long-Term Care to be over.

“All of our residents’ and patients’ symptoms have fully resolved, and the incubation period has ended. As such, visiting restrictions are no longer in effect,” the statement said.

“Thank you for your co-operation during the outbreak when visiting was restricted in an effort to contain the spread of illness.”

The hospital said it would also like to extend thanks to “all of our staff who worked diligently to limit the spread of infection.”

“As there are still many illnesses circulating in the community, please continue to practice frequent hand hygiene and do not visit if you are ill.

“Hand hygiene remains the single most effective way to prevent the spread of illness and protect our patients, residents, and staff, as well as ourselves and our families.”

The hospital announced visiting restrictions following an outbreak of “gastric illness” at the beginning of the month.

“All non-essential visitors (anyone other than those visiting critically ill or palliative patients/residents) will be asked to not visit until the outbreak is contained and visiting restrictions are re-evaluated.”