Flu season causes temporary hospital restrictions

Posted at 1:26 AM, Jan 08, 2018

In an effort to reduce influenza risk for patients and visitors, Catholic Health has announced a temporary visitor restriction for children under 14 years of age.

The visitor age restriction is effective immediately at all Catholic Health hospitals and skilled nursing facilities, including Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, Mount St. Mary's Hospital, Kenmore Mercy Hospital, Sisters of Charity Hospital and its St. Joseph Campus, Father Baker Manor, McAuley Residence, Mercy Skilled Nursing Facility at OLV, and St. Catherine Labourè Healthcare Center.

Representatives from Catholic Health also warn anyone with flu like symtoms, such as fatigue or cough, to stay away from hospitals and nursing facilities.