September 29, 2021 – St. John’s, NL: Eastern Health advises the public that visitation is temporarily suspended on inpatient units located on the 6th floor and unit 2 on the 7th floor at Carbonear General Hospital following positive COVID-19 testing identified at this site. Isolation precautions and testing are being implemented for affected patients. Contact tracing is ongoing and anyone who is considered to be a close contact will be notified.
In certain exceptional circumstances when determined by the health-care team, patients may be permitted one essential visitor/support person while visitor restrictions are in place, consistent with Eastern Health’s Family Presence and General Visitation policy. Palliative care and end-of-life visitation should also be discussed with the health-care team.
Eastern Health continues to be diligent in its management of this public health emergency. Enhanced cleaning protocols have been implemented and required personal protective equipment protocols for patients on isolation are being followed.
Visitor restrictions during the pandemic have been critically important to the safety of our residents, patients, staff and physicians. We would like to thank the public for their understanding and co-operation during this time. Quality care remains a priority for Eastern Health as we continue to work through this pandemic. Patients who require emergency care and those with confirmed scheduled appointments should continue to proceed to the hospital for care.