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St. Vincent Dunn Hospital Implements Temporary Restricted Visitation Policy
Updated January 24, 2014 7:16 AM | Filed under: Health
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(BEDFORD) - St. Vincent Dunn Hospital has implemented a temporary restricted visitation policy to protect patients and the public during this flu season.

Infection control nurse Donna Sexton says the decision to limit visitors came after a spike in flu cases in the hospital's emergency department. The hospital has posted signs of the policy at all entrances.

Visitor restrictions are as follows:

  • No visitors with influenza-like symptoms, fever or cough.
  • No visitors under the age of 18 -- unless special arrangements are made.
  • No visitors allowed beyond immediate family, partner, or significant other.

According to the Indiana Department of Health, Indiana has had 19 influenza-related deaths this year. Health professionals are encouraging everyone to get a flu vaccination and to practice good hand washing And to see your physician if you start developing symptoms.

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