Doors locked, visits restricted to Fort St. John Hospital

Tighter restrictions are being put in place at the Fort St. John Hospital due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Here's the latest from Northern Health:

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Hospital

The main doors will be unlocked Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., and visitors will be required to meet with a screener at the door.

The main doors will be fully locked on Saturdays/Sundays and statutory holidays, and from 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. weekdays due to restricted visitation. Vistiors are to enter through the ER entrance if needed when the main entrance is locked.

Emergency Department

The ER doors will be unlocked from 8 a.m. to midnight, 7 days per week, and visitors will be required to meet with a screener at the door.  

The doors will be locked from midnight to 8 a.m., 7 days per week. Visitors are to use the intercom button in the entry vestibule to request entry when the door is locked.

Birthing Centre

The Birthing Centre entrance doors will be locked 24/7 at this time and until further notice with restricted visitation.

A screener will be at the doors from Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to allow entry for scheduled visits to Prenatal Clinic and restricted eligible visitation only. Visitors are to use the intercom button in the entry vestibule to request entry outside of these hours.

Peace Villa

The doors to Peace Villa will be locked 24/7 at this time and until further notice. Essential visits are limited to 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. A screener will greet visitors to permit entry for restricted eligible visitation.

Northern Health says it will be limiting entrance to all its facilities to essential visits only.

Essential visits meaning patients who are critically ill, receiving end-of-life care, or frail and need an escort for a family member or their safety.

Eligible visitors must pass screening criteria, by not having a cough, runny nose, fever, sore throat, and shortness of breath, as well as having not travelled outside of the country in the last two weeks.

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