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COVID-19 outbreaks at Royal Inland Hospital lead to visitor restrictions

Effective immediately, only essential visitors will be able to enter the hospital
Royal Inland Hospital
Royal Inland Hospital is in downtown Kamloops, at Columbia Street and Third Avenue.

A pair of COVID-19 outbreaks at Royal Inland Hospital has led to visitor restrictions.

Due to the outbreaks on units 7 North and 5 South, only essential visitors will be able to enter the hospital.

Interior Health said essential visitors includes those coming to Royal Inland Hospital for:

• Visits for compassionate care: including critical illness, palliative care, hospice care, end-of-life and medical assistance in dying;

• Visits to patients in the emergency department or intensive care unit;

• Visits for pediatric care, labour and delivery;

• Visits necessary to support a patient’s physical care (such as help with feeding or mobility), mental well-being or decision-making.

Interior Health said all services continue to be available at RIH, adding that the hospital remains safe to visit for anyone needing emergency care.