FAMILY and friends are able to visit patients at Guyra Multi-purpose Service (MPS) again, with flu restrictions now lifted.
Two weeks ago, people were asked to postpone visits to the facility because of an outbreak of influenza, which saw patients restricted to their rooms and staff off sick.
Medical transfers from other facilities were also suspended.
It was not the first time in recent weeks that infectious illness forced restrictions on one of the region’s hospitals – two weeks ago, visitors to Moree hospital were asked to wait and the general ward was closed to new admissions because of gastroenteritis.
But Guyra MPS manager Felicity Wardle said people should still take precautions to avoid reintroducing the illness to the hospital.
Visitors with flu-like symptoms should not enter the MPS, all visitors must report to nursing staff before seeing patients and anyone presenting to the emergency department must report any flu-like symptoms.
People have also been reminded to practice measures to prevent the spread of the flu in the community, including washing hands often and thoroughly, covering the face when coughing or sneezing, staying home if unwell, and calling ahead when seeing a doctor so the practice can take appropriate cautions.