The Ministry of Health is advising the public that due to an outbreak of influenza at the Geriatric Hospital in Beckles Road, St. Michael, visits to patients on the affected wards will be restricted.
Consequently, relatives are urged to only visit their family member and not "wander on to other wards" while on the compound. In addition, persons who are experiencing flu-like symptoms are advised not to go to the Geriatric Hospital.?? In addition, visitors should practise good hygiene, including frequent hand washing.??
Family members are requested to follow the instructions given by management and staff at the Geriatric Hospital, as steps are being taken to treat the affected patients and ensure that proper hygiene practices are followed by staff and patients.?? This is in the interest of the health of patients, visitors and staff.
The Ministry of Health regrets any inconvenience caused as a result of this temporary measure and thanks the public for its cooperation. An update on the situation will be given in due course.