Flu Prompts Visitation Changes At Nantucket Hospital

NANTUCKET – Nantucket Cottage Hospital has announced a temporary change in visitation policy.

Anyone under the age of eighteen will not be allowed to visit patients for an undetermined period of time.

The reason behind the change is the recent drastic increase of influenza and other respiratory illnesses being experienced at hospitals across the state.

Officials said part of the hospital’s ability to provide their patients with the best of care involves eliminating unnecessary exposure to communicable diseases.

Visitors of any age experiencing symptoms of illness should avoid NCH except for treatment.

Further information is available at nantuckethospital.org.

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