November 20, 2012 - The respiratory outbreak at Bethammi Nursing Home is over, however, the gastrointestinal outbreak on the second floor of the facility is still in effect. Bethammi Nursing Home is located at St. Joseph’s Heritage, 63 Carrie Street.
All admissions, transfers, discharges and social activities at the facility have been cancelled until further notice. Visitors are restricted to family members and caregivers only, so please call the facility for more information.
The Health Unit is urging people to stay at home and refrain from visiting hospitals and long-term care facilities when feeling unwell to avoid spreading infections to those most vulnerable: young infants and children, the elderly and those with other chronic illnesses.
The Health Unit reminds the public to prevent getting and spreading infections by: