Changes Announced at Hospitals & LTC Centres



Regional Health authorities across the province are making changes as Newfoundland and Labrador enters Alert Level Three.


Eastern Health is increasing entry points hospitals where possible to help with the increase in patient appointments as some services resume.


There is directional signage in place. All entrances are labelled.


Each Central Health Facility will have specific instructions and protocol to allow visitation. The public is asked to not show up without a scheduled visitation time.


Patients in hospitals and health centres and residents of long-term care homes can designate one support person/visitor, who will not change for the duration of visiting restrictions.


Family members of long-term care residents and acute care patients will be contacted this week by Central Health staff who will explain the procedures for visiting at each individual site.


For outpatient appointments, individuals with comprehension or mobility concerns who require a support person may have one support person attend appointments with them.

For palliative care, the guidelines vary for different stages.


Children who are admitted to hospital may have both parents visit at the same time.

General visitation is not permitted at this time.


Two visitors are allowed in ICU at the same time.


Obstetrics patients can have one support person and one doula attend the delivery. For patients and their newborns, their support person can continue to support the patient until discharge. The support person can stay for the duration of the patient’s stay, or come and go daily as required.


For those in Western Health, one designated visitor/support person for each patient and resident in long term care (LTC), health centres and hospitals throughout the region is permitted.


Patients and residents can designate one support person/visitor, who will not change for the duration of visiting restrictions.


For outpatient appointments and Emergency Department visits, a support person may accompany individuals who require assistance due to health issues or the nature of the appointment.


General visitation is not permitted at this time.


Obstetrics patients may have one support person who can stay for the duration of the mother and newborn’s stay and can visit as many times as they like throughout the day.


At Western Memorial Regional Hospital, there will be designated entrances for different groups.


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