Starting Thursday, September 17, 2020 IWK Health will ease support person restrictions
We know having loved ones present during hospitalization is important for patient care, experience, safety and outcomes. With the consistently low numbers of known COVID-19 cases in Nova Scotia, IWK Health will ease some support person restrictions as follows:
+2 Support People
+1 Support Person
We will be screening at the door to ensure our patients are kept safe.
We must continue to minimize numbers to the health care facilities to protect patients and staff. Please make childcare arrangements for siblings and children not receiving care. Infants who are exclusively breastfeeding are welcome.
We understand the complexity involved in implementing this change and that some areas may have difficulty accommodating additional support people due to the need to maintain physical distancing requirements. In these cases, care teams will work with families to discuss options based on care needs. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and make additional changes as required.
Up-to-date guidance and information on COVID-19 from the Government of Nova Scotia.