Visiting Restrictions at Regional and Glace Bay Hospitals
The Cape Breton District Health Authority is limiting visits to several units at the Regional Hospital and one unit at the Glace Bay Hospital. The district says that the restrictions are being introduced because of several confirmed cases of respiratory viral illnesses among patients at the pediatric unit at the Regional. The restrictions cover Neonatal, Obstetrics, the Mother/Baby and Pediatric Units at the Regional Hospital and the Obstetrics Unit at the Glace Bay Hospital. Only parents or grandparents without colds can visit the units. The District adds there’s been an increase in respiratory illness in the community, and expects more cases with the arrival of flu season.