Fayetteville VA Medical Center Announces Visitation Restrictions - Fayetteville VA Coastal Health Care System
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Fayetteville VA Coastal Health Care System

 

Fayetteville VA Medical Center Announces Visitation Restrictions

December 20, 2012

 “Visitor guidance for medical center and the Community Based Outpatient Clinics

 during heightened flu Season”

What:   

The Fayetteville VA Medical Center (VAMC) in Fayetteville, NC is notifying employees, visitors, residents and their families about the medical center’s visitation restriction guidelines due to the increasing  numbers of flu cases reported in Cumberland County and from the Veterans Health Administration.

Who:    

Hospital officials are asking that anybody under 18 not come to the medical center or Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) in order to prevent the spread of illness among patients and those visiting our facilities.  In addition, people of all ages suffering from fever, cough, headache, fatigue, runny or stuffy nose, or body aches should not come to the hospital or CBOCs unless they are a patient.  Patients with these symptoms will be asked to wear a mask while they are in the facility.

When:   

Visitation restrictions will be in place until further notice.

Where:   

Fayetteville VAMC, 2300 Ramsey Street, Fayetteville, NC 28301
Fayetteville VAMC Dialysis Center, Robeson Plaza, 2301 Robeson Street, Fayetteville, NC 28301
Wilmington CBOC, 736 Medical Center Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401
Jacksonville CBOC, 241 Freedom Way, Midway Park, NC 28544
Robeson CBOC, 139 Three Hunts Drive, Pembroke, NC 28372
Hamlet CBOC, 100 Jefferson Street, Hamlet, NC  28345
Brunswick Outreach Clinic, 20 Medical Campus Drive, Supply, NC 28462

Background:   There are basic precautions everybody can take to help prevent the spread of the flu:
Get a flu shot.  Flu shots are available for all medical center and CBOC staff and patients on a  walk-in basis; Wash hands with warm water and soap, or use hand sanitizer when soap and  water are not available; Cover coughs and sneezes; Use a tissue or your upper sleeve, and put the used tissue in the wastebasket; Limit your contact with the general public if you are sick.

Media
Availability: Director of the Fayetteville VAMC, Elizabeth Goolsby
Call Fayetteville VAMC Public Affairs to schedule an interview appointment

Media
Contact: Robin DeMark, Fayetteville VAMC Public Affairs Officer, 910-488-2120 ext. 5991.