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COVID-19 : Hospital Visiting Hours Significantly Reduced

Members of the public are advised that effective Wednesday, March 18, visiting hours at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital will be significantly reduced. The new interim visiting hours across all general and surgical wards are 12:00p.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily. Visits to the hospital’s Intensive Care Units (Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU), Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU), Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)) will be facilitated between 11:00 A.M. to 11:30 A.M., 4:00 P.M. to 4:30 P.M. & 5:30 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. During these new visiting hours, patients will be allowed a maximum of two visitors during each hour. This rule will be strictly enforced.

Although visiting hours have been reduced, persons should only visit relatives if absolutely necessary; and persons with cold or flu like symptoms such as fever, cough, sneezing, runny nose and or shortness of breath are strongly discouraged from visiting family members admitted to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Additionally, visitors to the hospital will be required to submit to a temperature check and sign in at the main entrance.

The Board of Management apologizes for any inconvenience caused and thanks the public for its continued cooperation.

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