Friday, June 26, 2009

Visitors Restricted At 2 Montreal Hospitals To Curb Swine Flu

Image: Two hospitals, Maisonneuve-Rosemont and Sainte-Justine's, have put restrictions on who can visit, in hopes of limiting the spread of swine flu. Hospital (U.S. Centres for Disease Control)

From The CBC:

Two Montreal hospitals have established visiting restrictions in hopes of limiting the spread of swine flu.

Last week, Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital began asking young people to stay away from the hospital, and Sainte-Justine Children’s Hospital has banned all visitors except parents.

Dr. Sarah Bouchard, interim director of professional services at Sainte-Justine, said the hospital's priority is protecting patients. "To do that, we really have to try to limit the disease inside the hospital," said Bouchard.

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Update: Sainte-Justines and the Children's say H1N1 having an impact -- CTV News

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