Visitor Restrictions in Place on Unit at Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital

February 24, 2022 – St. John’s, NL: Eastern Health advises the public that visitation is temporarily suspended on the medical/surgical unit at the Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital in Clarenville, due to confirmation of 11 cases of COVID-19 among patients and staff.

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.

Immediate family members may contact the unit at 709-466-5290 for further information

This is a temporary measure to assist in reducing the spread of COVID-19 and will be reassessed regularly to determine when visitation can safely resume.

Visitor restrictions during the pandemic have been critically important to the safety of our residents, patients, staff and physicians. For more information about visitation guidelines, please visit the ‘Visiting during the COVID-19 pandemic’ webpage via

The public is asked not to visit any health-care facility if they feel ill or are symptomatic. For infection prevention, the public is advised to wash their hands frequently, cover their coughs or sneezes with a tissue or the crook of their arms and refrain from touching their faces.

Eastern Health thanks the public for their support and reminds them of the importance of continuing to follow public health guidance to protect themselves, their loved ones, and their communities. These precautions are designed to help keep patients, clients, residents, visitors, staff and physicians safe and help in the prevention and spread of infection.

For up-to-date information on visitor restrictions and precautions, please refer to the Eastern Health website at Eastern Health apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Last updated: 2022-02-24