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.