Littauer Hospital sets new rules to fight flu

GLOVERSVILLE – In an attempt to prevent the spread of the flu, Nathan Littauer Hospital has announced new rules for patients and visitors at the hospital.

“Like other hospitals in the region during this time of high risk and in order to protect our patients from flu and other infections diseases, we have implemented new visitation restrictions,” Terri Intilli Klausner, Littauer’s manager of infection control and employee health, said in a news release.

Under the restrictions, no children 12 years or younger may visit patients in the hospital and no visitors are allowed who have symptoms such as fever, sore throat, cough or shortness of breath, rash or diarrhea. Only two visitors will be permitted per patient in a room at one time.

NLH?spokeswoman Cheryl McGrattan said the rules apply to patients’ visitors, not people seeking outpatient services such as X-rays or lab tests.

“Our top priority is to protect our patients while also serving as a community health advocate to contain this flu outbreak,” McGrattan said.

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