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Reminder

You must bring your healthcard and a list of your medications with you when accessing services at the hospital.

Location

500 Hogarth Ave. W
Geraldton, ON
P0T 1M0

Visiting Hours

Acute Care
1:00pm - 4:00pm
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Media Release

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 15, 2018

 

 

A gastrointestinal illness outbreak was declared at John Owen Evans Residence on May 15, 2018, at 2pm by officials at the Public Health Unit and the Geraldton District Hospital.

 

All admissions, transfers, discharges and social activities at the John Owen Evans Residence have been cancelled until further notice. Visitors are restricted to family members and caregivers only. We are encouraging only 1 visitor per resident and that children do not visit the John Owen Evans Residence during this time.

 

Family members and caregivers who decide to visit the John Owen Evans Residence are reminded to wash their hands with alcohol-based hand sanitizer when they enter the facility and sign-in at the nursing station before visiting a resident.

 

The Geraldton District Hospital is urging people to refrain from visiting the Hospital and Long-Term Care residence when feeling unwell to avoid spreading infections to those most vulnerable.

 

The public is reminded that they can prevent getting and spreading infections by:

  • Washing hands often, for at least 15 seconds with soap and warm water, or by using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Coughing/sneezing into their elbow instead of their hands.
  • Staying at home if sick to avoid spreading infections to others.

 

For more information please contact Katrina Edey at Geraldton District Hospital.