2A Inpatient Unit Introduce Visitor Restrictions.

Effective May 16, 2024, 2A Inpatient Unit at Sault Area Hospital (SAH) have implemented visitor restrictions due to an outbreak of Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci (VRE) and the heightened risk of infection for our patients. 

Visiting Guidelines:

  • Visiting hours will be between 8:30 am – 8:30 pm daily (Exceptions may be made)
  • There will be one visitor or one essential caregiver allowed to visit the patient at a time 
  • Visitors will not be allowed to visit multiple patients on the unit at one time
  • All visitors must adhere to the personal protective equipment guidelines directed by staff
  • Families will need to coordinate visits to ensure only one visitor is present at the patient’s bedside
  • Visitors’ eating and drinking in the patient rooms is not allowed
  • Visitors who demonstrate disruptive behaviour will be limited in their ability to visit

Exceptions will be made if a visitor provides support for a vulnerable patient (under the age of 18, with cognitive impairment, significant developmental and/or intellectual disability, or inability to communicate effectively) or if a patient is at the end of life.

SAH is committed to supporting our patients and their families during this time. If you have a loved one in the hospital, please reach out to the respective nursing station. Our team will facilitate regular check-ins or phone calls to help you stay connected.

The latest visitor information for SAH is available at SAH Visitor Guidance.